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1. Any of various instruments for measuring pressure or tension.
2. An instrument for measuring hydrostatic pressure within the eyeball, used to detect glaucoma.
3. Music An instrument, such as a graduated set of tuning forks, used to determine the pitch or vibration rate of tones.
[Greek tonos, tension; see tone + -meter.]
to′no·met′ric (tō′nə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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the art or science of measuring tones, especially with a tonometer. — tonometrist, n. — tonometric, adj.See also: Tuning
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|Noun||1.||tonometry - the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea|
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n. tonometría, medida de la presión o tensión.
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