thoracometer

[ thôr′ə-kŏmĭ-tər ]

n.

An instrument for measuring the varying circumference of the chest in respiration.

Nearby words

  1. thoracoepigastric vein,
  2. thoracogastroschisis,
  3. thoracolumbar,
  4. thoracolumbar fascia,
  5. thoracolysis,
  6. thoracomyodynia,
  7. thoracopathy,
  8. thoracoplasty,
  9. thoracoschisis,
  10. thoracoscope


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