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Pronunciation: res'pi-rom'e-tor


  1. An instrument for measuring the extent of the respiratory movements.
  2. An instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production, usually of an isolated tissue.

[L. respiro, to breathe, + G. metron, measure]

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