Stethometer
Stethometer Ste*thom"e*ter, n. [Gr. ? chest + -meter.] (Physiol.) An apparatus for measuring the external movements of a given point of the chest wall, during respiration; -- also called {thoracometer}. [1913 Webster]

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  • stethometer — stethometric /steth euh me trik/, adj. stethometry, n. /ste thom i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring the expansion of the chest and abdomen during respiration. [1840 50; STETHO + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • stethometer — steth·om·e·ter (steth omґə tər) [stetho + meter] an instrument for measuring the circular dimension or expansion of the chest. Called also thoracometer …   Medical dictionary

  • stethometer — instrument measuring chest expansion during breathing Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • stethometer — n. device for measuring respiratory movement of the chest and abdomen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stethometer — ste·thom·e·ter …   English syllables

  • stethometer — /stəˈθɒmətə/ (say stuh thomuhtuh) noun an instrument for measuring the respiratory movements of the walls of the chest and abdomen. {stetho + meter1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • stethometer —   n. instrument measuring chest expansion in breathing.    ♦ stethoscopy n. examination with a stethoscope.    ♦ stethospasm, n. spasm of chest muscles …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • stethometer — …   Useful english dictionary

  • thoracometer — Stethometer Ste*thom e*ter, n. [Gr. ? chest + meter.] (Physiol.) An apparatus for measuring the external movements of a given point of the chest wall, during respiration; also called {thoracometer}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thoracometer — Tho ra*com e*ter, n. (Physiol.) Same as {Stethometer}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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