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A pump without pistons that operates by means of pulsed condensation of steam. Also called vacuum pump.
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1. (Medicine) another name for pulsimeter
2. (General Engineering) a vacuum pump that operates by steam being condensed and water admitted alternately in two chambers
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an instrument for measuring the rate of the pulse.See also: Body, Human, Instruments
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