Algometry
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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  • algometry — The process of measuring pain. * * * al·gom·e·try ə trē n, pl tries the measurement of pain sensitivity (as by an algometer) * * * al·gom·e·try (al gomґə tre) algesimetry …   Medical dictionary

  • algometry — n. measuring of pain caused by pressure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • algometry — al·gom·e·try …   English syllables

  • algometry — noun measuring sensitivity to pain or pressure • Derivationally related forms: ↑algometric, ↑algometrical • Hypernyms: ↑measurement, ↑measuring, ↑measure, ↑mensuration * * * mə.trē …   Useful english dictionary

  • algometric — adjective of or related to algometry • Syn: ↑algometrical • Pertains to noun: ↑algometry (for: ↑algometrical), ↑algometry • Derivationally related forms: ↑algo …   Useful english dictionary

  • algometrical — adjective of or related to algometry • Syn: ↑algometric • Pertains to noun: ↑algometry, ↑algometry (for: ↑algometric) • Derivationally related forms: ↑algometry …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • algometer — /ælˈgɒmətə/ (say al gomuhtuh) noun a device for determining sensitiveness to pain due to pressure. {algo + meter1} –algometric /ælgəˈmɛtrɪk/ (say alguh metrik), algometrical /ælgəˈmɛtrɪkəl/ (say alguh metrikuhl), adjective –algometry, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • algometer —   n. instrument measuring sensitivity to pain.    ♦ algometry, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • algometer — [al gäm′ət ər] n. [ ALGO + METER] a device for measuring the intensity of pain caused by pressure algometric [al΄ gō me′trik, al΄gəme′trik] adj. algometrical algometry n …   English World dictionary

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