spectrograph

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noun spec·tro·graph \ˈspek-t(r)ə-ˌgraf\

Definition of spectrograph

  1. :  an instrument for dispersing radiation (such as electromagnetic radiation or sound waves) into a spectrum and recording or mapping the spectrum

spectrographic

play \ˌspek-t(r)ə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

spectrographically

play \ˌspek-t(r)ə-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

spectrography

play \spek-ˈträ-grə-fē\ noun

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spectrograph

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noun spec·tro·graph \-ˌgraf\

Medical Definition of spectrograph

  1. :  an instrument for dispersing radiation (as electromagnetic radiation or sound waves) into a spectrum and photographing or mapping the spectrum

spectrographic

\ˌspek-t(r)ə-ˈgraf-ik\play adjective

spectrographically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

spectrography

\spek-ˈträg-rə-fē\play noun plural

spectrographies


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