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cymograph

[sahy-muh-graf, -grahf] /ˈsaɪ məˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun
1.
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cymographic
[sahy-muh-graf-ik] /ˌsaɪ məˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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cymograph

/ˈsaɪməˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
noun
1.
a variant of kymograph
2.
an instrument for tracing the outline of an architectural moulding
Derived Forms
cymographic (ˌsaɪməˈɡræfɪk) adjective

kymograph

/ˈkaɪməˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
noun
1.
(med) a rotatable drum for holding paper on which a tracking stylus continuously records variations in blood pressure, respiratory movements, etc
2.
(phonetics) this device as applied to the measurement of variations in the muscular action of the articulatory organs
3.
an instrument for recording the angular oscillations of an aircraft in flight
Derived Forms
kymographic, cymographic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Greek kuma wave + -graph
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