[spahy-ruh-graf, -grahf]


an instrument for recording respiratory movements.

Origin of spirograph

Related formsspi·ro·graph·ic [spahy-ruh-graf-ik] /ˌspaɪ rəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of spirograph

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British Dictionary definitions for spirograph



med an instrument for recording the movements of breathing
Derived Formsspirographic, adjective
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spirograph in Medicine




An instrument for registering the depth and rapidity of respiratory movements.
Related formsspi′ro•graphic adj.spi•rogra•phy (spī-rŏgrə-fē) n.
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