car·​dio·​gram ˈkär-dē-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce cardiogram (audio)
: the curve or tracing made by a cardiograph

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bestsellers may offer a snapshot of passing fads, but this remarkable list compiled from more than a century of circulation data is like a literary cardiogram of the nation’s beating heart. Be encouraged. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2020 McElwain said Robinson will see a specialist this week about a heart condition detected last month on an echo-cardiogram. Edgar Thompson,, 18 Sep. 2017

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Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cardiogram was in 1871

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Cite this Entry

“Cardiogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


car·​dio·​gram ˈkärd-ē-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce cardiogram (audio)
: the curve or tracing made by a cardiograph
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