To*nom"e*ter (?), n. [Gr. a stretching, a tone + -meter.]

1. Physics.

An instrument for determining the rate of vibrations in tones.

2. Physiol. (a)

An apparatus for studying and registering the action of various fluids and drugs on the excised heart of lower animals.


An instrument for measuring tension, esp. that of the eyeball.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.