[ ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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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Also called cardiograph.
OTHER WORDS FROM electrocardiographe·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
Words nearby electrocardiograph
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Example sentences from the Web for electrocardiograph
Then Jack took an electrocardiograph tracing and shook his head.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for electrocardiograph
/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈkɑːdɪəʊˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /
an instrument for recording the electrical activity of the heartAbbreviation: ECG
Derived forms of electrocardiographelectrocardiographic, adjectiveelectrocardiographically, adverbelectrocardiography (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for electrocardiograph
[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-kär′dē-ə-grăf′ ]
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
Other words from electrocardiographe•lec′tro•car′di•og′ra•phy (-kär′dē-ŏg′rə-fē) n.
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Cultural definitions for electrocardiograph
[ (i-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf) ]
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