rachiometer

instrument for measuring the spine

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • rachiometer — noun a device used for measuring spinal curvature …   Wiktionary

  • rachiometer — ra·chi·om·e·ter (ra″ke omґə tər) [rachio + meter] an instrument for measuring curvatures of the vertebral column …   Medical dictionary

  • rachiometer — ra·chi·om·e·ter …   English syllables

  • rachiometer — ˌrākēˈäməd.ə(r) noun Etymology: rachi + meter : an instrument for measuring spinal curvatures …   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

  • rachis —   n. (pl. ides ) spine; central axis.    ♦ rachialgia, n. pain in spine.    ♦ rachidian, a.    ♦ rachiform, a. like rachis.    ♦ rachiometer, n. instrument measuring spinal curvature …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rachi- — combining form or rachio also rhachi or rhachio Etymology: Greek rhachi , from rhachis lower part of the back, spine, backbone; akin to Greek rhachos thorn hedge, Middle Irish …   Useful english dictionary

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