Definition of kymograph in English:


Line breaks: kymo|graph
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌɪmə(ʊ)grɑːf


  • 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.
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    • 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: /-ˈgrafɪk/
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  • 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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