[ kahy-muh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈkaɪ məˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
an instrument for measuring and graphically recording variations in fluid pressure, as those of the human pulse.
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OTHER WORDS FROM kymographky·mo·graph·ic [kahy-muh-graf-ik], /ˌkaɪ məˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for kymograph
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.On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote|A. Mueller
British Dictionary definitions for kymograph
/ (ˈkaɪməˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /
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 kymographkymographic or cymographic, adjective
Word Origin for kymograph
C20: from Greek kuma wave + -graph
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Medical definitions for kymograph
[ kī′mə-grăf′ ]
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 kymographky′mo•graph′ic adj.ky′mo•gram′ (-grăm′) n.ky•mog′ra•phy (-mŏg′rə-fē) n.
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