spirograph

[ spahy-ruh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈspaɪ rəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /

noun

an instrument for recording respiratory movements.

Origin of spirograph

Related forms

spi·ro·graph·ic [spahy-ruh-graf-ik] /ˌspaɪ rəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spirograph

spirograph

/ (ˈspaɪrəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /

noun

med an instrument for recording the movements of breathing

Derived Forms

spirographic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for spirograph

spirograph

[ spīrə-grăf′ ]

n.

An instrument for registering the depth and rapidity of respiratory movements.

Related forms

spi′ro•graphic adj.spi•rogra•phy (spī-rŏgrə-fē) n.
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