Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physics) An instrument for measuring currents, especially the force or intensity of electrical currents; a galvanometer.
  • noun (Physiol.) An instrument for measuring the velocity of the blood current in the arteries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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From rheo- + -meter

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