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micrograph

Pronunciation: mi'kro-graf

Definition: An instrument that magnifies the microscopic movements of a diaphragm by means of light interference and records them on a moving photographic film; may be used for recording various pulse curves, sound waves, and any forms of motion that may be communicated through the air to a diaphragm.

Synonym(s): photomicrograph

[micro- + G. grapho, to write]

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