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kymograph

[kahy-muh-graf, -grahf] /ˈkaɪ məˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring and graphically recording variations in fluid pressure, as those of the human pulse.
Also, cymograph.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; kymo- + -graph
Related forms
kymographic
[kahy-muh-graf-ik] /ˌkaɪ məˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kymograph

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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kymograph in Medicine

kymograph ky·mo·graph (kī'mə-grāf')
n.
An instrument for recording variations in pressure, as of the blood, or in tension, as of a muscle, by means of a pen or stylus that marks a rotating drum.


ky'mo·graph'ic adj.
ky'mo·gram' (-grām') n.
ky·mog'ra·phy (-mŏg'rə-fē) n.
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