Relating to or denoting a barometer that measures air pressure by the action of the air in deforming the elastic lid of an evacuated box.
- He used a standard-sized, calibrated aneroid sphygmomanometer blood pressure cuff to measure pressure in the left arm.
- We calibrated the blood pressure measurement system prior to use each day with an aneroid sphygmomanometer.
- On July 17, 1929, he flew the first instrumented payload, consisting of an aneroid barometer, a thermometer, and a camera.
Mid 19th century: coined in French from Greek a- 'without' + nēros 'water'.
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