plethysmograph

noun
ple·​thys·​mo·​graph | \ ple-ˈthiz-mə-ˌgraf How to pronounce plethysmograph (audio) , plə- \

Definition of plethysmograph

: an instrument for determining and registering variations in the size of an organ, limb, or part resulting from changes in the amount of blood present or passing through it

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Other Words from plethysmograph

plethysmographic \ ple-​ˌthiz-​mə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce plethysmograph (audio) , plə-​ \ adjective
plethysmographically \ ple-​ˌthiz-​mə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce plethysmograph (audio) , plə-​ \ adverb
plethysmography \ ˌple-​thiz-​ˈmä-​grə-​fē How to pronounce plethysmograph (audio) , plə-​ \ noun

Examples of plethysmograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Offenders could be required to submit to plethysmograph testing, in which sensors are attached to their penis, in an effort to find out whether they were aroused by deviant imagery and sounds. Christopher N. Osher, The Denver Post, 5 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of plethysmograph

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plethysmograph

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek plēthysmos increase, from plēthynein to increase, from plēthys mass, quantity, from plēthein

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“Plethysmograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plethysmograph. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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plethysmograph

noun
ple·​thys·​mo·​graph | \ -ˌgraf How to pronounce plethysmograph (audio) \

Medical Definition of plethysmograph

: an instrument for determining and registering variations in the size of an organ or limb resulting from changes in the amount of blood present or passing through it

Other Words from plethysmograph

plethysmographic \ -​ˌthiz-​mə-​ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce plethysmograph (audio) \ adjective
plethysmographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce plethysmograph (audio) \ adverb

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