electroretinograph

noun

elec·​tro·​ret·​i·​no·​graph i-ˌlek-trō-ˈre-tə-nə-ˌgraf How to pronounce electroretinograph (audio)
: an instrument for recording electrical activity in the retina
electroretinographic adjective
electroretinography noun

Examples of electroretinograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To determine if depression has an effect on vision, neuropsychiatrist Ludger Tebartz van Elst of the University of Freiburg hooked up depressed patients and control subjects to a pattern electroretinograph, a device that measures electrical signals in the retina. Eliza Strickland, Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electroretinograph was in 1962

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“Electroretinograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroretinograph. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

electroretinograph

noun
elec·​tro·​ret·​i·​no·​graph -ˌgraf How to pronounce electroretinograph (audio)
: an instrument for recording electrical activity in the retina
electroretinographic adjective
electroretinography noun
plural electroretinographies
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