spirometer


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spi·rom·e·ter

 (spī-rŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument for measuring the volume of air entering and leaving the lungs.

spi′ro·met′ric (-rə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
spi·rom′e·try n.

spirometer

(spaɪˈrɒmɪtə)
n
(Medicine) an instrument for measuring the air capacity of the lungs. Compare pneumatometer
spirometric adj
spiˈrometry n

spi•rom•e•ter

(spaɪˈrɒm ɪ tər)

n.
an instrument for determining lung capacity.
[1840–50; < Latin spīr(āre) to breath + -o- + -meter]
spi`ro•met′ric (-rəˈmɛ trɪk) spi`ro•met′ri•cal, adj.
spi•rom′e•try, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spirometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungsspirometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungs
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
Translations

spi·rom·e·ter

n. espirómetro, instrumento que se usa para medir la cantidad de aire que se inhala y la que se expele del pulmón.

spirometer

n espirómetro; incentive — espirómetro incentivado
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