Share this entry

Share this page

tonometer

División en sílabas: to·nom·e·ter
Pronunciación: /tōˈnämədər
 
/

Definición de tonometer en inglés:

sustantivo

1A tuning fork or other instrument for measuring the pitch of musical tones.
2An instrument for measuring the pressure in a part of the body, such as the eyeball (to test for glaucoma) or a blood vessel.
Example sentences
  • It is imperative to understand the effect of enteral feeding on measurements obtained via a gastric tonometer so that nutritional support can be optimized when this monitoring technique is used.
  • Sometimes the tonometer is placed directly against the eyeball and pressure is applied in order for a reading to be taken.
  • A blue light from the head of the tonometer is then held against the eye to measure pressure in the eye.

Origen

early 18th century: from Greek tonos (see tone) + -meter.

Definición de tonometer en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure