[ foh-nuh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˌfoʊ nəˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /

noun Medicine/Medical.

an instrument for graphically recording the sound of the heartbeat.

Origin of phonocardiograph

First recorded in 1925–30; phono- + cardiograph

OTHER WORDS FROM phonocardiograph

pho·no·car·di·og·ra·phy [foh-nuh-kahr-dee-og-ruh-fee] /ˌfoʊ nəˌkɑr diˈɒg rə fi/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for phonocardiograph

[ fō′nə-kärdē-ə-grăf′ ]


A device consisting of microphones and recording equipment used to monitor and record heart sounds and murmurs.

Other words from phonocardiograph

pho′no•car′di•ogra•phy (-ŏgrə-fē) n.
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