[ sfig-moh-muh-nom-i-ter ]
/ ˌsfɪg moʊ məˈnɒm ɪ tər /
an instrument, often attached to an inflatable air-bladder cuff and used with a stethoscope, for measuring blood pressure in an artery.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sphygmomanometersphyg·mo·man·o·met·ric [sfig-moh-man-uh-me-trik], /ˌsfɪg moʊˌmæn əˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivesphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·try, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for sphygmomanometer
Dr. Beardsley packed his stethoscope and sphygmomanometer back in his bag and wrote a prescription, which he handed to Gram.The Black Fawn|James Arthur Kjelgaard
He who worships his sphygmomanometer as a thing apart and infallible will sooner or later come to grief.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
British Dictionary definitions for sphygmomanometer
/ (ˌsfɪɡməʊməˈnɒmɪtə) /
med an instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure
Word Origin for sphygmomanometer
C19: from sphygmo- + manometer, on the model of French sphygmomanomètre
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Medical definitions for sphygmomanometer
[ sfĭg′mō-mă-nŏm′ĭ-tər ]
An instrument for measuring blood pressure in the arteries, especially one consisting of a pressure gauge and a rubber cuff that wraps around the upper arm and inflates to constrict the arteries.
Other words from sphygmomanometersphyg′mo•man′o•met′ric (-măn′ə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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