Definition of oximeter in English:


Pronunciation /äkˈsimidər/ /ɑkˈsɪmɪdər/


  • An instrument for measuring the proportion of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood.

    ‘We also used a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen saturation of the blood.’
    • ‘The oximeter constantly measures the amount of oxygen in your blood.’
    • ‘All patients are equipped with a pulse oximeter for monitoring of percutaneous oxygen saturation.’
    • ‘Current pulse oximeters employ two wavelengths to detect blood oxygenation, as discussed in this report.’
    • ‘Pulse oximeters measure the amount of oxygen dissolved in the blood.’