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From the French bdellomètre, from the Ancient Greek βδέλλα (bdélla, leech) + the French -mètre (-meter), itself from the Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, (something used to) measure).


bdellometer (plural not attested)

  1. (medicine) A cupping glass to which are attached a scarificator and an exhausting syringe.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bdellometer in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)