cardiograph

noun

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

Example Sentences

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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Word History

Etymology

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiograph. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

cardiograph

noun
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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