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Pronunciation: sfig'mo-skop

Definition: An instrument by which the pulse beats are made visible by causing fluid to rise in a glass tube, by means of a mirror projecting a beam of light, or simply by a moving lever as in the sphygmograph.

[sphygmo- + G. skopeo, to view]

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