1. An instrument for estimating the tension or pressure of a gas.
2. Synonym(s): tonometer (2)
[aero- + G. tonos, tension, + metron, measure]
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aerotonometerAn obsolete term for a tonometer, specifically used for measuring blood gases; the prefix aero- has been dropped in the working medical parlance.
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