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manometer

Syllabification: ma·nom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /məˈnämətər
 
/

Definition of manometer in English:

noun

An instrument for measuring the pressure acting on a column of fluid, especially one with a U-shaped tube of liquid in which a difference in the pressures acting in the two arms of the tube causes the liquid to reach different heights in the two arms.
Example sentences
  • The contamination appeared to be mostly contained in a first-floor science classroom, where the silvery metal leaked from a manometer, a U-shaped glass device used to measure air pressure, Dieringer said.
  • First invented in the seventeenth century, manometers are used to measure the pressure of gases.
  • One of the earliest measuring tools was a liquid-filled tube known as a manometer.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French manomètre, from Greek manos 'thin' + -mètre '(instrument) measuring'.

Derivatives

manometric

1
Pronunciation: /ˌmanəˈmetrik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • This was a major factor in their approach and explains why manometric measuring of distal pressure was not something that loomed large their thinking.
  • The manometric findings reflect the distinct functional components of the esophagus described above.
  • However, manometric findings may reveal significant abnormalities in esophageal function without evidence of advanced disease in other areas.

manometrically

2
Pronunciation: /ˌmanəˈmetrik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The most commonly used method defines the location of the distal high pressure zone manometrically.
  • The two discrete muscular components of the sphincter identified anatomically cannot be distinguished manometrically.
  • To assess whether impaired esophageal clearance contributed to the severe reflux we evaluated the esophageal motility manometrically.

manometry

3
noun
Example sentences
  • A manometry demonstrated simultaneous high-amplitude contractions in the tubular esophagus and a high resting pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter which did relax appropriately.
  • To decrease the risk of such postoperative complications, most surgeons currently require a preoperative manometry demonstrating a normal peristaltic function of the tubular esophagus.
  • Two other cases with Hirschsprung's disease were examined by manometry.

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