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


an instrument for recording respiratory movements.

Nearby words

spirochaetosis, spirochete, spirochetemia, spirochetosis, spirogram, spirograph, spirographic, spirogyra, spiroid, spirometer, spirometric

Origin of spirograph

Related formsspi·ro·graph·ic [spahy-ruh-graf-ik] /ˌspaɪ rəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for spirograph

  • Other coats were quiet and subdued from the back and aglow with Spirograph patterns on the front.

    Milan Fashion Week's Malaise|Robin Givhan|September 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for spirograph


/ (ˈspaɪrəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /


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


[ spīrə-grăf′ ]


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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