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Pronunciation: ta-kom'e-ter

Definition: An instrument for measuring speed or rate; revolutions of a shaft, heart rate (cardiotachometer), arterial blood flow (hemotachometer), respiratory gas flow (pneumotachometer).

[G. tachos, speed, + metron, measure]

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