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kymograph

Line breaks: kymo|graph
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌɪmə(ʊ)ɡrɑːf
 
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Definition of kymograph in English:

noun

An instrument for recording variations in pressure, e.g. in sound waves or in blood within blood vessels, by the trace of a stylus on a rotating cylinder.
Example sentences
  • To quantify the cortical flow we measured the mean velocity of the myosin foci using kymographs.
  • Experimental psychologists adopted the kymograph as an instrument for recording various time-related events: response times, stimulus presentations, muscle exertion and tuning fork vibrations.
  • It's been well over a decade since I set foot in the Duke Bioscience building; I wonder if those kymographs are still sitting there on the upper shelves!

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek kuma 'wave' + -graph.

Derivatives

kymographic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈɡrafɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Second, the diagnostic tests used including cardiac fluoroscopy and cardio kymographic stress tests are not routinely used any longer.

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