from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The obtaining of a curve similar to a pulse curve or sphygmogram by allowing the blood from a divided artery to strike against a piece of paper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of recording variations in blood-pressure, by which an incision is made into an artery and the escaping jet of blood is directed against a moving strip of paper.
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