oximetry


oximetry
\\äkˈsimə.trē\ noun (-es)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ox- (I) + -i- + -metry
: the use of an oximeter

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/ok sim"i tree/, n. Med.
the measuring of oxygen saturation of the blood by means of an oximeter.
[1940-45; OX- + -I- + -METRY]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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