[ kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf ]

Origin of cardiograph

First recorded in 1865–70; cardio- + -graph

Other words from cardiograph

  • car·di·o·graph·ic [kahr-dee-uh-graf-ik], /ˌkɑr di əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
  • car·di·og·ra·phy [kahr-dee-og-ruh-fee], /ˌkɑr diˈɒg rə fi/, noun

Words Nearby cardiograph Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cardiograph in a sentence

  • The medico who ran the electro-cardiograph refused to make sense, after the fifth trials, out of the wiggly marks on his graphs.

    Cue for Quiet | Thomas L. Sherred
  • The action of the heart may be very accurately observed by means of the electric cardiograph.

  • 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


/ (ˈkɑːdɪəʊˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /

  1. an instrument for recording the mechanical force and form of heart movements

Derived forms of cardiograph

  • cardiographer (ˌkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfə), noun
  • cardiographic (ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈɡræfɪk) or cardiographical, adjective
  • cardiographically, adverb
  • cardiography, noun

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