Tonometer meaning

tō-nŏmĭ-tər
Any of various instruments for measuring pressure or tension.
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An instrument for measuring hydrostatic pressure within the eyeball, used to detect glaucoma.
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(music) An instrument, such as a graduated set of tuning forks, used to determine the pitch or vibration rate of tones.
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An instrument for determining the pitch of a tone; specif., a tuning fork or, esp., a set of tuning forks.
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An instrument for measuring vapor pressure.
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(med., physiol.) Any of various instruments for measuring tension, as of the eyeball, or pressure, as of the blood.
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Any of various instruments for measuring pressure or tension.
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An instrument for measuring hydrostatic pressure within the eyeball, used to detect glaucoma.
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An instrument used to measure tension or pressure.
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Origin of tonometer

  • Greek tonos tension tone –meter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition