[ ih-lek-troh-mahy-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˈmaɪ əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /


a device for recording electric currents from an active muscle to produce an electromyogram. Abbreviation: EMG

Nearby words

  1. electrometer,
  2. electromotive,
  3. electromotive force,
  4. electromotive series,
  5. electromyogram,
  6. electromyography,
  7. electron,
  8. electron affinity,
  9. electron camera,
  10. electron capture

Origin of electromyograph

First recorded in 1945–50; electro- + myograph

Related formse·lec·tro·my·o·graph·ic [ih-lek-troh-mahy-uh-graf-ik] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˌmaɪ əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivee·lec·tro·my·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbe·lec·tro·my·og·ra·phy [ih-lek-troh-mahy-og-ruh-fee] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ maɪˈɒg rə fi/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for electromyography


/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊmaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ) /


med a technique for recording the electrical activity of muscles: used in the diagnosis of nerve and muscle disorders
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Medicine definitions for electromyography


[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-mīə-graf′ ]


An instrument used in diagnosing neuromuscular disorders that produces an audio or visual record of the electrical activity of a skeletal muscle by means of an electrode inserted into the muscle or placed on the skin.
Related formse•lec′tro•my•ogra•phy (-mī-ŏgrə-fē) n.

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