electrooculogram

noun

elec·​tro·​oc·​u·​lo·​gram i-ˌlek-trō-ˈä-kyə-lə-ˌgram How to pronounce electrooculogram (audio)
: a record of the difference in electrical charge between the front and back of the eye that is correlated with eyeball movement (as in REM sleep) and obtained by electrodes placed on the skin near the eye

Examples of electrooculogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because REM sleep is characterized by eye movement, ocular motion can be measured using an electrooculogram (EOG). Darren Incorvaia, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

electr- + Latin oculus eye + English -gram — more at eye

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electrooculogram was in 1947

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“Electrooculogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrooculogram. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

electrooculogram

noun
elec·​tro·​oc·​u·​lo·​gram i-ˌlek-trō-ˈäk-yə-lə-ˌgram How to pronounce electrooculogram (audio)
: a record of the standing voltage between the front and back of the eye that is correlated with eyeball movement (as in REM sleep) and obtained by electrodes suitably placed on the skin near the eye
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