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kymograph

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noun ky·mo·graph \-ˌgraf\

Definition of kymograph

  1. :  a device which graphically records motion or pressure (as of blood)

ky·mo·graph·ic play \ˌkī-mə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
ky·mog·ra·phy play \kī-ˈmä-grə-fē\ noun


Origin of kymograph

Greek kyma wave + International Scientific Vocabulary -graph — more at cyme


First Known Use: 1872


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kymograph

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noun ky·mo·graph \-ˌgraf\

Medical Definition of kymograph

  1. :  a device which graphically records motion or pressure; especially :  a recording device including an electric motor or clockwork that drives a usually slowly revolving drum which carries a roll of plain or smoked paper and also having an arrangement for tracing on the paper by means of a stylus a graphic record of motion or pressure (as of the organs of speech, blood pressure, or respiration) often in relation to particular intervals of time

  2. ky·mo·graph·ic \ˌkī-mə-ˈgraf-ik\play adjective
    ky·mog·ra·phy \kī-ˈmäg-rə-fē\play noun, plural ky·mog·ra·phies




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