kymograph

[ kahy-muh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈkaɪ məˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /

noun

an instrument for measuring and graphically recording variations in fluid pressure, as those of the human pulse.

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Origin of kymograph

First recorded in 1865–70; kymo- + -graph

OTHER WORDS FROM kymograph

ky·mo·graph·ic [kahy-muh-graf-ik], /ˌkaɪ məˈgræf ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for kymograph

kymograph

cymograph

/ (ˈkaɪməˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /

noun

med a rotatable drum for holding paper on which a tracking stylus continuously records variations in blood pressure, respiratory movements, etc
phonetics this device as applied to the measurement of variations in the muscular action of the articulatory organs
an instrument for recording the angular oscillations of an aircraft in flight

Derived forms of kymograph

kymographic or cymographic, adjective

Word Origin for kymograph

C20: from Greek kuma wave + -graph
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Medical definitions for kymograph

kymograph
[ kīmə-grăf′ ]

n.

An instrument for recording variations in pressure, as of the blood, or in tension, as of a muscle, by means of a pen or stylus that marks a rotating drum.

Other words from kymograph

ky′mo•graphic adj.kymo•gram′ (-grăm′) n.ky•mogra•phy (-mŏgrə-fē) n.
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