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kymograph

[ kahy-muh-graf, -grahf ]

noun

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


kymograph

/ -ˌɡræf; ˈkaɪməˌɡrɑːf /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌkymoˈgraphic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • ky·mo·graph·ic [kahy-m, uh, -, graf, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of kymograph1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of kymograph1

C20: from Greek kuma wave + -graph

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Example Sentences

The micrometer measurements in this case could be made at least as rapidly as measurements of kymograph curves.

By the kymograph respirations were found to become shallower in proportion to their frequency.

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