kymograph

noun

ky·​mo·​graph ˈkī-mə-ˌgraf How to pronounce kymograph (audio)
: a device which graphically records motion or pressure (as of blood)
kymographic adjective
kymography noun

Word History

Etymology

Greek kyma wave + International Scientific Vocabulary -graph — more at cyme

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kymograph was in 1872

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“Kymograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kymograph. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

kymograph

noun
ky·​mo·​graph -ˌgraf How to pronounce kymograph (audio)
: a device which graphically records motion or pressure
especially : a recording device including an electric motor or clockwork that drives a usually slowly revolving drum which carries a roll of plain or smoked paper and also having an arrangement for tracing on the paper by means of a stylus a graphic record of motion or pressure (as of the organs of speech, blood pressure, or respiration) often in relation to particular intervals of time
kymographic adjective
kymography noun
plural kymographies

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