pachymeter


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pa·chym·e·ter

(pă-kim'ĕ-tĕr),
An instrument for measuring the thickness of any object, especially of thin objects such as a plate of bone or a membrane.
Synonym(s): pachometer
[pachy- + G. metron, measure]

pachymeter

[pakim′ətər]
Etymology: Gk, pachy + metron, measure
an instrument used to measure thickness, especially of a thin structure, such as a membrane or a tissue. Also called pachometer.

pachymeter

An obsolete device used to determine an object’s thickness.

pa·chym·e·ter

, pachometer (pă-kim'ĕ-tĕr, -komĕ-tĕr)
An instrument for measuring an object's thickness.
Synonym(s): pachometer.
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The final result was expressed as an increase in footpad thickness measured with a pachymeter, which is expressed as the degree of swelling, subtracting the value of the paw inoculated with the parasites from the value of the control footpad.
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