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Respirometer

respirometer
1. An instrument for measuring the extent of the respiratory movements.
2. An instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production, usually of an isolated tissue.
Origin: L. Respiro, to breathe, – G. Metron, measure
An instrument that can measure the uptake of oxygen by an animal in respiration.


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