electromyograph

noun

elec·​tro·​myo·​graph i-ˌlek-trō-ˈmī-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce electromyograph (audio)
: an instrument that converts the electrical activity associated with functioning skeletal muscle into a visual record or into sound and is used to diagnose neuromuscular disorders and in biofeedback training
electromyographic adjective
electromyographically adverb
electromyography noun

Examples of electromyograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A group of Finnish scientists wired gamers with skin meters, cardiac monitors, and facial electromyographs and found that getting killed in a game produces the same positive emotions as beating an opponent or completing a level. Clive Thompson, WIRED, 21 Aug. 2007

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Word History

Etymology

electr- + my- + -graph

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electromyograph was in 1944

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“Electromyograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electromyograph. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

electromyograph

noun
elec·​tro·​myo·​graph -ˌgraf How to pronounce electromyograph (audio)
: an instrument that converts the electrical activity associated with functioning skeletal muscle into a visual record or into sound and has been used to diagnose neuromuscular disorders and in biofeedback training
electromyographic adjective
electromyographically adverb
electromyography noun
plural electromyographies
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