respirometer
noun Date: circa 1883 an instrument for studying the character and extent of respiration • respirometric adjectiverespirometry noun

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  • Respirometer — A respirometer is a device used to measure the rate of respiration of a living organism by measuring its rate of exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. They allow investigation into how factors such as age or the effect of light affect the rate… …   Wikipedia

  • respirometer — /res peuh rom i teuhr/, n. 1. an instrument for measuring the extent of respiratory movement. 2. an instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production in an isolated tissue. [1885 90; RESPIRE + O + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • respirometer — noun A device used to measure the rate of respiration of plants See Also: respirometric, respirometry …   Wiktionary

  • respirometer — 1. An instrument for measuring the extent of the respiratory movements. 2. An instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production, usually of an isolated tissue. [L. respiro, to breathe, + G. metron, measure] Dräger r. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • respirometer — instrument for measuring and studying respiration Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • respirometer — n. instrument which measures the volume of respiration; device which measures oxygen consumption in bodily tissues …   English contemporary dictionary

  • respirometer — noun 1》 Biology a device for measuring the rate of respiration. 2》 Medicine an instrument for measuring the air capacity of the lungs …   English new terms dictionary

  • respirometer — res·pi·rom·e·ter …   English syllables

  • respirometer — res•pi•rom•e•ter [[t]ˌrɛs pəˈrɒm ɪ tər[/t]] n. med an instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • respirometer — ˌrespəˈräməd.ə(r) noun Etymology: Latin respirare to breathe + English o + meter 1. : an instrument for studying the character and extent of respiration 2. : a diver s headdress having a receptacle for compressed oxygen for replenishing the… …   Useful english dictionary

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