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tokodynamometer

[toh-koh-dahy-nuh-mom-i-ter] /ˌtoʊ koʊˌdaɪ nəˈmɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
a pressure gauge strapped to the mother's abdomen during labor to measure uterine contractions.
Also called tocometer.
Origin
< Greek tók(os) childbirth + -o- + dynamometer
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