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sphygmomanometer

[sfig-moh-muh-nom-i-ter]
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noun Physiology.
  1. an instrument, often attached to an inflatable air-bladder cuff and used with a stethoscope, for measuring blood pressure in an artery.

Origin of sphygmomanometer

First recorded in 1860–65; sphygmo- + manometer
Related formssphyg·mo·man·o·met·ric [sfig-moh-man-uh-me-trik] /ˌsfɪg moʊˌmæn əˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivesphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·try, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sphygmomanometry

sphygmomanometer

noun
  1. med an instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure

Word Origin

C19: from sphygmo- + manometer, on the model of French sphygmomanomètre
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for sphygmomanometry

sphygmomanometer

n.

1891, from comb. form of Greek sphygmos "pulse," from sphyzein "to beat, throb" + -meter.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

sphygmomanometry in Medicine

sphygmomanometer

([object Object])
n.
  1. An instrument for measuring blood pressure in the arteries, especially one consisting of a pressure gauge and a rubber cuff that wraps around the upper arm and inflates to constrict the arteries.
Related formssphyg′mo•man′o•metric (-măn′ə-mĕtrĭk) adj.
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