instrument for measuring length

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • mecometer — /mi kom i teuhr/, n. Med. a caliperlike instrument for measuring the length of newborn infants. [1850 55; < Gk mêko(s) length + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • mecometer — An instrument, such as calipers with a scale attachment, for measurement of newborn infants. [G. mekos, length, + metron, measure] * * * me·com·e·ter mi käm ət ər n an instrument for measuring a newborn child …   Medical dictionary

  • mecometer — n. device for measuring the length of newborn babies (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mecometer — me·com·e·ter …   English syllables

  • mecometer —   n. length measuring instrument.    ♦ mecometry, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • mecometer — mə̇ˈkäməd.ə(r) noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mec + meter : an instrument for measuring a newborn child …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scientific Instruments — Have you ever been in the middle of a class lecture, medical examination or episode of Star Trek only to realise suddenly that you have no clue what all those gizmos, gadgets and other scientific instruments actually do? If so, your problems are… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • mec- — combining form or meco Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek mēko , from mēkos length; akin to Greek makros long more at meager : length …   Useful english dictionary

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