Any instrument for measuring the degree of rotation or torsion, as of the eyeball or the shaft of a long bone. [G. trope, a turning, + metron, measure]

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tro·pom·e·ter (tro-pomґə-tər) [tropo- + -meter] an instrument for measuring the twist or torsion of a long bone.

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