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ballistocardiograph

[ buh-lis-toh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf ]

noun

, Medicine/Medical.
  1. a device that determines cardiac output by recording the movements of the body caused by contraction of the heart and ejection of blood into the aorta.


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Other Words From

  • bal·lis·to·car·di·og·ra·phy [b, uh, -lis-toh-kahr-dee-, og, -r, uh, -fee], noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ballistocardiograph1

First recorded in 1935–40; ballist(ic) + -o- + cardiograph

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