the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea
Hypernyms: ↑measurement, ↑measuring, ↑measure, ↑mensuration

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\\tōˈnämə.trē\ noun (-es)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tono- + -metry
: the act or practice of measuring with a tonometer

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tonomˈetry noun
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Main Entry:tonometer

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  • tonometry — noun see tonometer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tonometry — See tonometric. * * * …   Universalium

  • tonometry — noun The measurement of tension or pressure. See Also: tonometer, tonometric …   Wiktionary

  • tonometry — n. measurement of sound; measurement of pressure, measurement of tension …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tonometry — to·nom·e·try …   English syllables

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  • digital tonometry — estimation of the degree of intraocular pressure by pressure exerted on the eyeball by the finger of the examiner …   Medical dictionary

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