AEsthesiometer [AE]s*the`si*om"e*ter, Esthesiometer Es*the`si*om"e*ter, n. [Gr. ? (see {[AE]sthesia}) + -meter.] An instrument to measure the degree of sensation, by determining at how short a distance two impressions upon the skin can be distinguished, and thus to determine whether the condition of tactile sensibility is normal or altered. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Esthesiometer — Es*the si*om e*ter, n. Same as {[AE]sthesiometer} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • esthesiometer — [es thē΄zē äm′ə tər, es thē΄sēäm′ə tər] n. [< ModL aesthesia, AESTHESIA + METER] an instrument for measuring the sensitivity of the sense of touch, esp. one for testing how far apart two points pressed against the skin have to be for the… …   English World dictionary

  • Esthesiometer — An esthesiometer (British spelling aesthesiometer} is a device for measuring the tactile sensitivity of the skin. The measure of the degree of tactile sensitivity is called aesthesiometry.There are different types of aesthesiometers depending on… …   Wikipedia

  • esthesiometer — esteziometras statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Odos ir gleivinės jautrumo matuoklis. atitikmenys: angl. esthesiometer vok. Ästhesiometer, n rus. эстезиометр, m pranc. esthésiomètre, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • esthesiometer — esthesiometry, n. /es thee zee om i teuhr/, n. Med. an instrument for measuring the degree of tactile sensibility. [ESTHES(IS) + O + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • esthesiometer — noun A device to measure tactile sensitivity Syn: tactometer …   Wiktionary

  • esthesiometer — An instrument for determining the state of tactile and other forms of sensibility. SYN: tactometer. [esthesio + G. metron, measure] * * * es·the·si·om·e·ter or chiefly Brit aes·the·si·om·e·ter es .thē zē äm ət ər, .thē sē n an instrument for… …   Medical dictionary

  • esthesiometer — n. device for measuring the degree of sensitivity to touch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • esthesiometer — es·the·si·om·e·ter …   English syllables

  • esthesiometer — esˌthēzēˈäməd.ə(r), thēsē noun Etymology: esthesio + meter : an instrument for measuring sensory discrimination; especially : one for determining the distance by which two points pressed against the skin must be separated in order that they may… …   Useful english dictionary

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