algometer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n algometer device for measuring pain caused by pressure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Algometer (Psychol) An instrument for measuring sensations of pain due to pressure. It has a piston rod with a blunted tip which is pressed against the skin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n algometer An instrument used in psychophysical determinations of the stimulus limen and differential limen of cutaneous or muscular pain. Also algesimeter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. pain + -meter,