sphygmograph

noun sphyg·mo·graph \ ˈsfig-mə-ˌgraf \

Definition of sphygmograph

: an instrument that records graphically the movements or character of the pulse

Origin and Etymology of sphygmograph

Greek sphygmos pulse + International Scientific Vocabulary -graph


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sphygmograph

noun sphyg·mo·graph \ ˈsfig-mə-ˌgraf \

medical Definition of sphygmograph

: an instrument that records graphically the movements or character of the pulse

sphygmographic

play \ˌsfig-mə-ˈgraf-ik\ adjective

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