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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ki'mo-graf


An obsolete instrument for recording wavelike motions or modulation, especially for recording variations in blood pressure; it consists of a drum usually revolved by clockwork and covered with smoked paper upon which the curve is inscribed by a stylet or other writing point.

[G. kyma, wave, + grapho, to record]

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