capnograph

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noun cap·no·graph \ˈkap-nō-ˌgraf\

Definition of capnograph

  1. :  a monitoring device that measures the concentration of carbon dioxide in exhaled air and displays a numerical readout and waveform tracing — compare capnometer

capnographic

play \ˌkap-nō-ˈgra-fik\ adjective capnographic monitoring

capnography

play \kap-ˈnä-grə-fē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of capnograph

Greek kapnós “smoke, steam” (of which carbon dioxide is a component) + -o- + -graph


First Known Use: 1964


Medical Dictionary

capnograph

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noun cap·no·graph \ˈkap-nō-ˌgraf\

Medical Definition of capnograph

  1. :  a monitoring device that measures the concentration of carbon dioxide in exhaled air and displays a numerical readout and waveform tracing—compare capnometer

capnographic

\ˌkap-nō-ˈgraf-ik\play adjective

capnography

\kap-ˈnäg-rə-fē\play noun

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