ellesieg (ellesieg) wrote in 1word1day,

Tuesday Word: stromuhr

A stromuhr is an instrument that measures the rate of blood flow through an artery. It was invented by Carl Ludwig, a prolific German physiologist, in 1867. The word literally means "stream clock," from Strom (stream) + Uhr (clock).

Stromuhr was the winning word of 14-year-old North Royalton, Ohio resident Anamika Veeramani, the champion of the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Only 14 days and 21 minutes left until the start of the next national bee!
Tags: german, medical, s, wordsmith: ellesieg

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