phonocardiograph

[foh-nuh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf]

noun Medicine/Medical.

an instrument for graphically recording the sound of the heartbeat.

Nearby words

  1. phono,
  2. phono plug,
  3. phono-,
  4. phonoangiography,
  5. phonocardiogram,
  6. phonocatheter,
  7. phonochemistry,
  8. phonogram,
  9. phonograph,
  10. phonographic

Origin of phonocardiograph

First recorded in 1925–30; phono- + cardiograph

Related formspho·no·car·di·og·ra·phy [foh-nuh-kahr-dee-og-ruh-fee] /ˌfoʊ nəˌkɑr diˈɒg rə fi/, noun

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Medicine definitions for phonocardiograph

phonocardiograph

[fō′nə-kärdē-ə-grăf′]

n.

A device consisting of microphones and recording equipment used to monitor and record heart sounds and murmurs.
Related formspho′no•car′di•ogra•phy (-ŏgrə-fē) n.


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