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kymograph Syllabification: ky·mo·graph
Pronunciation: /ˈkīməˌɡraf/

Definition of kymograph in English:


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!


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


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

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