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

(Greek: measure)

algometer, algesimeter
An instrument that purports to measure sensitiveness to pain in terms of amount of pressure exerted on the skin by a blunt instrument.
Weeds are a pain in the grass.
—Slogan on an invoice from a Pennsylvania tree-and-lawn-spraying service.
algometry
The process of measuring pain.
algometry, algometric
The measurement of sensitivity to painful stimuli, as with an algometer.
allometry
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
A device for causing painful stimuli in order to measure pain under experimental conditions.
anemometer
An instrument that measures wind speed, typically consisting 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
Pertaining to the measurements of wind speeds and directions.
anemometrograph (s) (noun), anemometrographs (pl)
An instrument for measuring and recording the directions and forces of winds; especially during stormy conditions.
anemometry
The study of measuring and recording the directions, velocities (speeds), 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.
angiometer
An instrument formerly used for measuring the diameter or tension of a blood vessel.
angioscotometry
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.

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