Definition of Tonometer

1. Noun. Measuring instrument for measuring tension or pressure (especially for measuring intraocular pressure in testing for glaucoma).




Definition of Tonometer

1. n. An instrument for determining the rate of vibrations in tones.

Definition of Tonometer

1. Noun. An instrument used to measure tension or pressure ¹

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Definition of Tonometer

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Medical Definition of Tonometer

1. 1. An instrument for determining the rate of vibrations in tones. 2. An apparatus for studying and registering the action of various fluids and drugs on the excised heart of lower animals. An instrument for measuring tension, especially. That of the eyeball. Origin: Gr. A stretching, a tone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Tonometer

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"tonometer, in music, an instrument for measuring the pitch of tones, such as a tuning fork ... The best-known tonometer was invented by Scheibler in 1834, ..."

2. On the Pathology and Treatment of Glaucoma: Being a Revised Publication by Priestley Smith (1891)
"No tonometer, then, however ingeniously devised, can accurately measure the ... Permit me to exhibit a tonometer which is the outcome of my own study of the ..."

3. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1905)
"... tonometer.—The end of a finger is made bloodless by rolling up over it a tight rubber ring. Over the blanched finger tip one next applies a pneumatic ..."

4. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1909)
"... tonometer.—The end of a finger is made bloodless by rolling up over it a tight rubber ring. Over the blanched finger tip one next applies a pneumatic ..."

5. The Life and Letters of Charles Samuel Keene by George Somes Layard (1892)
"Experiments with Scheibler tonometer.—The Stockhorn.—-His godson a Piper.—Bagpipes at the Siamese Legation.—A Hoax.—Life at "Tig."—Letter, Jan. 9, 1869. ..."

6. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann von Helmholtz (1895)
"Scheibler made a 52-fork tonometer with infinite trouble, ... This tonometer, which I have made many efforts to find, has absolutely disappeared, ..."

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