Definition of electrocardiogram in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌlektrōˈkärdēōˌɡram/
(abbreviation ECG or EKG)


A record or display of a person’s heartbeat produced by electrocardiography.
Example sentences
  • The field of cardiology was largely limited to the stethoscope, the electrocardiogram, and the autopsy suite.
  • Your child's cardiologist may use tools like X-rays, electrocardiograms, or echocardiograms to monitor the defect and the effects of treatment.
  • Chest radiographs, pulmonary function tests, electrocardiograms, and echocardiograms were interpreted without knowledge of other data.

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Syllabification: e·lec·tro·car·di·o·gram

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