- 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.
Origin of tonometer
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The (Schiotz) tonometer was used daily for 70 consecutive days and never registered more than 12-14 mm.Glaucoma
- 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
Word Origin for tonometer
C18: from Greek tonos tone + -meter
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- Any of various instruments for measuring pressure or tension, especially one used in tonography.
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