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electrocardiograph

[ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a galvanometric device that detects and records the minute differences in electric potential caused by heart action and occurring between different parts of the body: used in the diagnosis of heart disease.
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Origin of electrocardiograph

First recorded in 1910–15; electro- + cardiograph
Also called cardiograph.
Related formse·lec·tro·car·di·o·graph·ic [ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf-ik] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˌkɑr di əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivee·lec·tro·car·di·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbe·lec·tro·car·di·og·ra·phy [ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-og-ruh-fee] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˌkɑr diˈɒg rə fi/, noun
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Examples from the Web for electrocardiograph

Historical Examples

  • Much that was hoped for from the electrocardiograph in the clinic has not been forthcoming.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • But the electrocardiograph was not needed to diagnose the nature of the trouble.

    Star Surgeon

    Alan Nourse

  • Then Jack took an electrocardiograph tracing and shook his head.

    Star Surgeon

    Alan Nourse


British Dictionary definitions for electrocardiograph

electrocardiograph

noun
  1. an instrument for recording the electrical activity of the heartAbbreviation: ECG
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Derived Formselectrocardiographic, adjectiveelectrocardiographically, adverbelectrocardiography (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ), noun
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electrocardiograph in Medicine

electrocardiograph

(ĭ-lĕk′trō-kärdē-ə-grăf′)
n.
  1. An instrument used in the detection and diagnosis of heart abnormalities that measures electrical potentials on the body surface and generates a record of the electrical currents associated with heart muscle activity.cardiograph
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Related formse•lec′tro•car′di•ogra•phy (-kär′dē-ŏgrə-fē) n.
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electrocardiograph in Culture

electrocardiograph

[(i-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf)]

An instrument that records electrical activity in the heart. The electrocardiograph produces an electrocardiogram.

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