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EtymologyEdit

 
A pulse oximeter (sense 2), consisting of a sensor on the finger attached to a device that displays information such as the level of oxygen in the blood and the pulse rate

oxi- (variant of oxy-) +‎ -meter.[1]

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oximeter (plural oximeters)

  1. (chemistry) A device that measures the quantity of oxygen in something.
    Synonym: eudiometer
  2. (medicine, specifically) A device that measures the oxygen saturation of arterial blood.

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  1. ^ Compare “oximeter, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, March 2005; “oximeter” (US) / “oximeter” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

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