ky·​mo·​graph | \ ˈkī-mə-ˌgraf How to pronounce kymograph (audio) \

Definition of kymograph

: a device which graphically records motion or pressure (as of blood)

Other Words from kymograph

kymographic \ ˌkī-​mə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce kymograph (audio) \ adjective
kymography \ kī-​ˈmä-​grə-​fē How to pronounce kymograph (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of kymograph

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kymograph

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About kymograph

Time Traveler for kymograph

Time Traveler

The first known use of kymograph was in 1872

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near kymograph




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for kymograph

Cite this Entry

“Kymograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for kymograph


ky·​mo·​graph | \ -ˌgraf How to pronounce kymograph (audio) \

Medical Definition of kymograph

: 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

Other Words from kymograph

kymographic \ ˌkī-​mə-​ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce kymograph (audio) \ adjective
kymography \ kī-​ˈmäg-​rə-​fē How to pronounce kymograph (audio) \ noun, plural kymographies

More from Merriam-Webster on kymograph Encyclopedia article about kymograph


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!