meter-, metro-, metr-, -metrical, -metrically, -metron, -metric, -metrist, -meter, -meters, -metry, -metre

(Greek: measure)

1. The study of relative growth.
2. A change of proportions with an increase of size.
3. Growth rate of a part differing from a standard growth rate or from the growth rate of the whole.
4. Variations in the relative size of a part, either in the course of an organism's growth or within a series of related organisms, or the measurement and study of such variations.
altimeter (s) (noun), altimeters (pl)
An instrument used to determine elevation or height: "Altimeters are used in aircraft in order to know what the atmospheric pressure changes are when flying up into the sky."
ametria (s) (noun), ametrias (pl)
Absence or nonexistence of the uterus: Ametria is a defect that is present at birth in which a female's uterus is missing.
analgesimeter (s) (noun), analgesimeters (pl)
A device used for accessing the effectiveness of analgesics in counteracting pain: In a medical class he took, John learned how good an analgesimeter worked when testing an analgesic, like an aspirin, in removing the feeling of pain.
anemometer (s) (noun), anemometers (pl)
An instrument that measures wind speed; windmeter: An anemometer typically consists of three or four hemispherical cups attached to the ends of arms that radiate from a vertical spindle, so as to be rotated by an air current.
anemometrical (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning the measurements of wind speeds and directions; anemometric: For her biology teacher, Jill had to gather anemometrical facts so that she could support the different aspects of wind movement, velocity, and direction in her report.
anemometrograph (s) (noun), anemometrographs (pl)
An anemograph for measuring and recording different features of winds: The anemometrograph that Kitty read about was able to document the pressures, directions, speeds, and forces of winds simultaneouly, especially during stormy conditions.
anemometry (s) (noun), anemometries (pl)
The study of measuring the various factors of winds: Anemometry deals with the process of determining the directions, velocities, and forces of winds, including their vertical components.
anesthesimeter, anaesthesimeter (s) (noun); anesthesimeters; anaesthesimeters (pl)
1. An instrument used to regulate the amount of drugs and the degree of insensitiveness of a patient when such medications have been administered: The doctors used an anesthesimeter so they could be aware of the proper amount of anesthetics that were administered to Mildred.
2. An instrument that determines the amount of pressure necessary to produce a sensation of touch: Dr. Stewart used the anesthesimeter to determine the degree of how much pressure would be necessary for Larry to feel touches from other people.
anesthetometer (s) (noun), anesthetometers (pl)
An apparatus for measuring and mixing vapors and gases that are designed to prepare a person for surgery: Prior to the operation, Dr. Swift, the anesthetist, checked the accuracy of the anesthetometer.
An instrument formerly used for measuring the diameter or tension of a blood vessel.
1. Measurement of an angioscotoma.
2. The plotting or mapping of the scotoma caused by the shadow of retinal blood vessels; used particularly in the diagnosis of glaucoma.
anisometropia, anisometropic
1. A difference in the refractive power of the two eyes.
2. Having eyes of unequal refractive power.
3. A condition in which the refractive power of one eye differs from that of the other.
anthropometer (s) (noun), anthropometers (pl)
A complex measuring stick used to calculate the dimensions of the human body.

Related "measure" and "metric" words and charts: mens-; Metric Chart of Units; Metric-Length Converter; Metric Units and Links.