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bolometer

 [bo-lom´ĕ-ter]
1. an instrument for measuring the force of the heartbeat.
2. an instrument for measuring minute degrees of radiant heat.
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bo·lom·e·ter

(bō-lom'ĕ-ter),
1. An instrument for determining minute degrees of radiant heat.
2. An obsolete instrument for measuring the force of the heartbeat as distinguished from the blood pressure.
[G. bolē, a throw, a sunbeam, + metron, measure]
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