[ pluh-thiz-muh-graf, -grahf ]
/ pləˈθɪz məˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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a device for measuring and recording changes in the volume of the body or of a body part or organ.
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Origin of plethysmograph
OTHER WORDS FROM plethysmographple·thys·mo·graph·ic [pluh-thiz-muh-graf-ik], /pləˌθɪz məˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivepleth·ys·mog·ra·phy [pleth-iz-mog-ruh-fee], /ˌplɛθ ɪzˈmɒg rə fi/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for plethysmograph
/ (pləˈθɪzməˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf, -ˈθɪs-) /
a device for measuring the fluctuations in volume of a bodily organ or part, such as those caused by variations in the amount of blood it contains
Word Origin for plethysmograph
C19: from Greek plēthusmos enlargement + graphein to write
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Medical definitions for plethysmograph
[ plĕ-thĭz′mə-grăf′ ]
An instrument that measures variations in the size of an organ or body part on the basis of the amount of blood passing through or present in the part.
Other words from plethysmographple•thys′mo•graph′ic adj.
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