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cardiograph

[kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf]
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noun
  1. electrocardiograph.

Origin of cardiograph

First recorded in 1865–70; cardio- + -graph
Related formscar·di·o·graph·ic [kahr-dee-uh-graf-ik] /ˌkɑr di əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivecar·di·og·ra·phy [kahr-dee-og-ruh-fee] /ˌkɑr diˈɒg rə fi/, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The great botanist predicted that use of his cardiograph will lead to vivisection on plants instead of animals.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • The cardiograph is constructed with an unerring accuracy by which a one-hundredth part of a second is indicated on a graph.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda


British Dictionary definitions for cardiograph

cardiograph

noun
  1. an instrument for recording the mechanical force and form of heart movements
  2. short for electrocardiograph
Derived Formscardiographer (ˌkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfə), nouncardiographic (ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈɡræfɪk) or cardiographical, adjectivecardiographically, adverbcardiography, noun
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Word Origin and History for cardiograph

n.

1867, from cardio- + -graph "something written."

Although the work does not treat of the recent means of diagnosis--the thermometer, laryngoscope, cardiograph, etc.,--still it is complete as far as it goes. [book review in "Medical Investigator," May 1867, p.94]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cardiograph in Medicine

cardiograph

(kärdē-ə-grăf′)
n.
  1. An instrument used to record the mechanical movements of the heart.
  2. electrocardiograph
Related formscar′di•ogra•phy (-ŏgrə-fē) n.