follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

electrocardiograph

[ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a galvanometric device that detects and records the minute differences in electric potential caused by heart action and occurring between different parts of the body: used in the diagnosis of heart disease.
Also called cardiograph.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; electro- + cardiograph
Related forms
electrocardiographic
[ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf-ik] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˌkɑr di əˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
electrocardiographically, adverb
electrocardiography
[ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-og-ruh-fee] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˌkɑr diˈɒg rə fi/ (Show IPA),
noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for electrocardiograph
  • Current offerings include an antique electrocardiograph and a flame-emblazoned personal sauna.
  • On the video screens, multicolored lines measuring electrocardiograph activity are flat.
British Dictionary definitions for electrocardiograph

electrocardiograph

/ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈkɑːdɪəʊˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
noun
1.
an instrument for recording the electrical activity of the heart ECG
Derived Forms
electrocardiographic, adjective
electrocardiographically, adverb
electrocardiography (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ) noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
electrocardiograph in Medicine

electrocardiograph e·lec·tro·car·di·o·graph (ĭ-lěk'trō-kär'dē-ə-grāf')
n.
Abbr. ECG, EKG
An instrument used in the detection and diagnosis of heart abnormalities that measures electrical potentials on the body surface and generates a record of the electrical currents associated with heart muscle activity. Also called cardiograph.


e·lec'tro·car'di·og'ra·phy (-kär'dē-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
electrocardiograph in Culture
electrocardiograph [(i-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf)]

An instrument that records electrical activity in the heart. The electrocardiograph produces an electrocardiogram.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for electrocardiograph

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for electrocardiograph

29
33
Scrabble Words With Friends