Sphygmophone
Sphygmophone Sphyg"mo*phone, n. [Gr. ??? the pulse + ??? sound.] (Physiol.) An electrical instrument for determining by the ear the rhythm of the pulse of a person at a distance. [1913 Webster]

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  • sphygmophone — An instrument by which a sound is produced with each beat of the pulse. [sphygmo + G. phone, sound] * * * n. a device to record the heartbeat or pulse in the form of amplified sound waves played through a loudspeaker or earphones. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • sphygmophone — n. a device to record the heartbeat or pulse in the form of amplified sound waves played through a loudspeaker or earphones …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sphygmophone — sphygˈmophone noun An instrument that records and transmits pulse beats as sounds • • • Main Entry: ↑sphygmus …   Useful english dictionary

  • sphygmo- — ♦ Élément, du gr. sphugmos « pouls, pulsation ». ⇒SPHYGMO , élém. formant Élém. tiré du gr. « pouls, pulsation » , entrant dans la constr. de mots dans les domaines méd. et physiol. où il indique une relation avec le pouls. A. [Les mots constr.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sphygmic —   a. pertaining to pulse (of heart).    ♦ sphygmochronograph, n. instrument recording pulse.    ♦ sphygmodic, a. pulsating.    ♦ sphygmograph, n. instrument recording pulse of artery.    ♦ sphygmoid, a. like a pulse.    ♦ sphygmology, n. study of …   Dictionary of difficult words

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