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Pronunciation: sfig'mo-os'i-lom'e-ter

Definition: An instrument resembling an aneroid sphygmomanometer used in the measurement of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

[sphygmo- + L. oscillo, to swing, + G. metron, measure]

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