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

  • Exhibits of original galvanometers and other apparatus will trace the development of cardiography.

    History of the Division of Medical Sciences

    Sami Khalaf Hamarneh

British Dictionary definitions for cardiography


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



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]
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cardiography in Medicine


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