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meatometer

UROLOGY

An instrument used to measure the diameter of the urinary meatus.

As above defined, meatometer’s pronounciation follows that of meatus, as in me AH* toe meter.

*The A is pronouced like the A in bat, cat, fat, hat, etc

VOX POPULI

A popular term for a device that measures meat–e.g., one’s consumption thereof–in some fashion.

As above defined, meatometer’s pronounciation follows that of meat, as in MEAT oh meter. Meatometer got 192 hits on 08.05.2015, for both definitions. Obviously, context is critical. When the word meatometer appears in the wild, it more likely refer to the non-medical meat-o-meter than the medical me-ah-to-meter, an instrument that is little used in the diagnostic armamentarium.

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