Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An instrument for measuring the flow of viscous liquids, such as blood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device used to measure the flow properties of fluids with variable viscosity.
  • n. A device used to measure the flow of electric current: an ammeter
  • n. A flowmeter, especially for water or blood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring currents, especially the force or intensity of electrical currents; a galvanometer.
  • n. An instrument for measuring the velocity of the blood current in the arteries.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for measuring an electric current; an electrometer or galvanometer.
  • n. An instrument for measuring the velocity of the blood-flow.
  • n. In electricity, a resistance-box with bridge-coils; a combined Wheatstone bridge and rheostat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an instrument for measuring the flow of liquids (especially arterial blood)

Etymologies

From rheo- + -meter (Wiktionary)

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