car·​dio·​graph ˈkär-dē-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce cardiograph (audio)
: an instrument that graphically registers movements of the heart
cardiographic adjective
cardiography noun

Examples of cardiograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the cardiograph, which measures the beatings of the heart. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardiograph was in 1866

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“Cardiograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


car·​dio·​graph -ˌgraf How to pronounce cardiograph (audio)
: an instrument that registers graphically movements of the heart
cardiographer noun
cardiographic adjective
cardiography noun
plural cardiographies
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