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Pronunciation: sfig'mo-met'ro-skop

Definition: An instrument for auscultating the pulse, used especially in the auscultatory method of reading the blood pressure, particularly the diastolic pressure.

[sphygmo- + G. metron, measure, + skopeo, to view]

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