TITLE

ophthalmometer

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1525
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "ophthalmometer" is presented. It refers to an instrument for measuring errors of eye refraction. It also refers to an instrument for measuring the volume of various chambers of the eye. The term originated from the Greek words "ophthalmos" which means eye and "metron" which means measure. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21238475

 

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