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Pronunciation: sfig'mo-graf

Definition: An instrument consisting of a lever, the short end of that rests on the radial artery at the wrist, its long end being provided with a stylet that records on a moving ribbon of smoked paper the excursions of the pulse.

[sphygmo- + G. grapho, to write]

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