pneumograph

noun
pneu·​mo·​graph | \ ˈnü-mə-ˌgraf How to pronounce pneumograph (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Definition of pneumograph

: an instrument for recording thoracic movements or volume change during respiration

Examples of pneumograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the pneumograph, a device that measures the force of respiration. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "The Lie Detector in the Age of Alternative Facts," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pneumograph

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Pneumograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pneumograph. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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pneumograph

noun
pneu·​mo·​graph | \ ˈn(y)ü-mə-ˌgraf How to pronounce pneumograph (audio) \

Medical Definition of pneumograph

: an instrument for recording the thoracic movements or volume change during respiration

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