cardiograph


cardiograph
An instrument for recording graphically the movements of the heart, constructed on the principle of the sphygmograph. [cardio- + G. grapho, to write]

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car·dio·graph -.graf n an instrument that registers graphically movements of the heart
car·di·og·ra·pher .kärd-ē-'äg-rə-fər n
car·dio·graph·ic .kärd-ē-ə-'graf-ik adj
car·di·og·ra·phy .kärd-ē-'äg-rə-fē n, pl -phies

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car·dio·graph (kahrґde-o-graf″) [cardio-(1) + -graph] an instrument designed to record some element of the heartbeat.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • cardiograph — car di*o*graph, n. [Gr. kardi a heart + graph.] (Med.) An instrument which, when placed in contact with the chest, will register graphically the comparative duration and intensity of the heart s movements. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cardiograph — ► NOUN ▪ an instrument for recording heart muscle activity. DERIVATIVES cardiographer noun cardiography noun. ORIGIN from Greek kardia heart …   English terms dictionary

  • cardiograph — kardiografas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Širdies sukuriamų elektrinių signalų rašytuvas. atitikmenys: angl. cardiograph vok. Kardiograph, m rus. кардиограф, m pranc. cardiographe, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • cardiograph — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1870 an instrument that graphically registers movements of the heart • cardiographic adjective • cardiography noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cardiograph — cardiographic /kahr dee euh graf ik/, adj. cardiography /kahr dee og reuh fee/, n. /kahr dee euh graf , grahf /, n. electrocardiograph. [1865 70; CARDIO + GRAPH] * * * …   Universalium

  • cardiograph — instrument for recording movements of the heart Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cardiograph — n. electrocardiograph, EKG (machine that records electrical pulses given off by the heart) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cardiograph — [ kα:dɪə(ʊ)grα:f] noun an instrument for recording heart muscle activity. Derivatives cardiographer noun cardiography noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • cardiograph — car·dio·graph …   English syllables

  • cardiograph — car•di•o•graph [[t]ˈkɑr di əˌgræf, ˌgrɑf[/t]] n. med electrocardiograph • Etymology: 1870 car di•o•graph′ic ˈgræf ɪk adj. car di•og′ra•phy ˈɒg rə fi n …   From formal English to slang