-metry


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-metry

 
word element [Gr.], measurement.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

-metry

(mĕtrē)
Suffix for the act or process of measuring
[G. metrein, to measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Another type of derived word current in several sciences ends in the suffix "-metry." This means "the action, process, or art of measuring" something which is specified by the initial part of the word.