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respirometer Line breaks: res¦pir|om¦eter
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛspɪˈrɒmɪtə/

Definition of respirometer in English:


1 Biology A device which measures the rate of consumption of oxygen by a living organism.
Example sentences
  • The inability of ARPE-Rho 0 cells to respire was confirmed by oxygen consumption analysis in a respirometer.
  • We used an open-circuit respirometer to determine resting metabolic rates of 17 wintering dunlins captured on Tomales Bay.
  • Four respirometer chambers were run in parallel, interfaced with a computer for data acquisition and analysis.
1.1 Medicine An instrument for measuring the air capacity of the lungs.
Example sentences
  • Other instruments developed from this time also included the Wright respirometer, still in use in anaesthetics.
  • Exhaled volumes were measured at the y connector using a respirometer, with an accuracy of [+ or -] 2% at a continuous flow of 16 L / min, and [+ or -] 5 to 10% at 60 L / min.
  • Between uses on different patients, portable respirometers and ventilator thermometers should be sterilized or subjected to high-level disinfection.
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