Definition of "kymograph" [ky•mo•graph]

  • An instrument for recording variations in pressure, as of the blood, or in tension, as of a muscle, by means of a pen or stylus that marks a rotating drum. (noun)

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Use "kymograph" in a sentence
  • "Carl Ludwig (1816–95) perfected the kymograph, which became an invaluable measuring instrument for physiology."
  • "A most excellent preservation of the record of the minor muscular movements is obtained by dipping the smoked paper on the kymograph drum in a solution of resin and alcohol."
  • "The excursions of the tambour pointer as recorded on the smoked paper of the kymograph give a true picture of the respiration rate."