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Pronunciation: bō-lom′ĕ-ter


  1. An instrument for determining minute degrees of radiant heat.
  2. An obsolete instrument for measuring the force of the heartbeat as distinguished from the blood pressure.

[G. bolē, a throw, a sunbeam, + metron, measure]

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