Medical Term:

potentiometer

Pronunciation: pō-ten′shē-om′ĕ-tĕr

Definition:

  1. An instrument used for measuring small differences in electrical potential.
  2. An electrical resistor of fixed total resistance between two terminals, but with a third terminal attached to a slider that can make contact at any desired point along the resistance.

[L. potentia, power, + G. metron, measure]

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