an instrument that records the amount of work done when a muscle contracts.
Origin of ergograph
Related formser·go·graph·ic [ur-guh-graf-ik] /ˌɜr gəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
First recorded in 1890–95; ergo-1
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Examples from the Web for ergograph
Historical Examples of ergograph
Ergograph observations show that signs of muscular fatigue appear and disappear without any obvious physical reason.
Féré's experiments with the dynamometer and the ergograph have greatly contributed to illustrate the stimulating effects of odors.
We can step inside, harness our middle finger to the ergograph, lift it up and down forty-five times in ninety seconds, and lo!
Then we shall hear at summer resorts and fairs, "Your ergograph on a postal card, three for a quarter."
British Dictionary definitions for ergograph
an instrument that measures and records the amount of work a muscle does during contraction, its rate of fatigue, etc
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Related formser′go•graph′ic adj.
A device for measuring the work capacity of a muscle or group of muscles during contraction.
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