Meaning of glucometer in English:


Pronunciation /ɡluːˈkɒmɪtə/


  • A device for measuring the concentration of glucose in the blood, typically using a small drop of blood placed on a disposable test strip, where a chemical reaction with glucose alters the electrical conductivity of the strip.

    • ‘he went to prick his finger with a glucometer’


Mid 19th century (originally denoting an apparatus to determine the amount of sugar in diabetic urine): from gluco- (in glucose) + -meter. The modern personal device dates from the early 1980s. Compare with glucose meter.