kymograph

kymograph

[kahy-muh-graf, -grahf]
noun
an instrument for measuring and graphically recording variations in fluid pressure, as those of the human pulse.
Also, cymograph.


Origin:
1865–70; kymo- + -graph

kymographic [kahy-muh-graf-ik] , adjective
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kymograph or cymograph (ˈkaɪməˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf)
 
n
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
 
[C20: from Greek kuma wave + -graph]
 
cymograph or cymograph
 
n
 
[C20: from Greek kuma wave + -graph]
 
kymo'graphic or cymograph
 
adj
 
cymo'graphic or cymograph
 
adj

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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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