- a device for measuring and recording changes in the volume of the body or of a body part or organ.
Origin of plethysmograph
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- 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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- 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.
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