1. An instrument for estimating the tension or pressure of a gas. 2. SYN: tonometer (2). [aero- + G. tonos, tension, + metron, measure]

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aero·to·nom·e·ter .ar-ōt-ən-'äm-ət-ər, .er- n an instrument for determining the partial pressures of gases in the blood

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aero·to·nom·e·ter (ār″o-tə-nomґə-tər) [aero- + tonometer] an instrument for measuring the partial pressure of the gases in the blood.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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