sphygmograph

noun

sphyg·​mo·​graph ˈsfig-mə-ˌgraf How to pronounce sphygmograph (audio)
: an instrument that records graphically the movements or character of the pulse

Word History

Etymology

Greek sphygmos pulse + International Scientific Vocabulary -graph

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sphygmograph was circa 1859

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“Sphygmograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphygmograph. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

sphygmograph

noun
sphyg·​mo·​graph ˈsfig-mə-ˌgraf How to pronounce sphygmograph (audio)
: an instrument that records graphically the movements or character of the pulse
sphygmographic adjective

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