An instrument, such as calipers with a scale attachment, for measurement of newborn infants.
[G. mēkos, length, + metron, measure]
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mecometerAn obsolete, mid-19th-century caliper-like device that was used to measure the length of a newborn baby. It is not used in the working medical parlance.
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