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1A means of measuring vitality or likely lifespan; specifically a life table.
2A device for detecting small quantities of carbon dioxide which are evolved in processes characteristic of life. Now historical.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal. From bio- + -meter.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.