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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ther'mo-es-the'ze-om'e-ter


An instrument for testing the temperature sense, consisting of a metal disk with thermometer attached, by which the exact temperature of the disk at the time of application may be known.

Synonym(s): thermesthesiometer

[thermo- + G. aisthesis, sensation, + metron, measure]

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