from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The record or tracing produced by a sphygmograph.

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  • n. The recording made by a sphygmograph

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tracing, called a pulse tracing, consisting of a series of curves corresponding with the beats of the heart, obtained by the application of the sphygmograph.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tracing of the changes of tension at a point in an artery, as obtained with a sphyemograph.


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sphygmo- (“pulse”) + -gram


  • [9] I am much indebted to Mr.A. H. Garrod for having informed me of M. Lorain's work on the pulse, in which a sphygmogram of a woman in a rage is given; and this shows much difference in the rate and other characters from that of the same woman in her ordinary state.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals


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