Algometer Al*gom"e*ter, n. [Gr. ? pain + -meter.] (Psychol.) An instrument for measuring sensations of pain due to pressure. It has a piston rod with a blunted tip which is pressed against the skin. -- {Al*gom"e*try}, n. -- {Al`go*met"ric}, {*met"ric*al}, a. -- {Al`go*met"ric*al*ly}, adv. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • algometer — algometric /al geuh me trik/, algometrical, adj. algometrically, adv. algometry, n. /al gom i teuhr/, n. a device for determining sensitiveness to pain caused by pressure. [1890 95; ALGO + METER] * * * …   Universalium

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