[ toh-nom-i-ter ]
/ toʊˈnɒm ɪ tər /
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an instrument for measuring the frequencies of tones, as a tuning fork or a graduated set of tuning forks.
any of various physiological instruments for measuring intraocular pressure or blood pressure.
Physical Chemistry. an instrument for measuring vapor pressure.
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OTHER WORDS FROM tonometerton·o·met·ric [ton-uh-me-trik, toh-nuh-], /ˌtɒn əˈmɛ trɪk, ˌtoʊ nə-/, adjectiveto·nom·e·try, noun
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The (Schiotz) tonometer was used daily for 70 consecutive days and never registered more than 12-14 mm.Glaucoma|Various
British Dictionary definitions for tonometer
/ (təʊˈnɒmɪtə) /
an instrument for measuring the pitch of a sound, esp one consisting of a set of tuning forks
any of various types of instrument for measuring pressure or tension, such as the blood pressure, vapour pressure, etc
Derived forms of tonometertonometric (ˌtɒnəˈmɛtrɪk, ˌtəʊ-), adjectivetonometry, noun
Word Origin for tonometer
C18: from Greek tonos tone + -meter
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Medical definitions for tonometer
[ tō-nŏm′ĭ-tər ]
Any of various instruments for measuring pressure or tension, especially one used in tonography.
Other words from tonometerto′no•met′ric (tō′nə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.to•nom′e•try n.
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