follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

ballistocardiograph

[buh-lis-toh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf] /bəˌlɪs toʊˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a device that determines cardiac output by recording the movements of the body caused by contraction of the heart and ejection of blood into the aorta.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; ballist(ic) + -o- + cardiograph
Related forms
ballistocardiography
[buh-lis-toh-kahr-dee-og-ruh-fee] /bəˌlɪs toʊˌkɑr diˈɒg rə fi/ (Show IPA),
noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
ballistocardiograph in Medicine

ballistocardiograph bal·lis·to·car·di·o·graph (bə-lĭs'tō-kär'dē-ə-grāf')
n.
A device used to determine the volume of blood passing through the heart in a specific period of time and the force of cardiac contraction by measuring the body's recoil as blood is ejected from the ventricles with each heartbeat.


bal·lis'to·car'di·og'ra·phy (-ŏg'rə-fē) n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for ballistocardiograph

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ballistocardiograph

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends