electrocardiogram 1904, from ELECTRO- (Cf. electro-) + CARDIOGRAM (Cf. cardiogram).

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  • electrocardiogram — cardiogram car di*o*gram , n. [Gr. kardi a heart + gram.] (Physiol.) Any instrumental record made of heart activity, especially the curve or tracing made by a cardiograph. Sometimes used synonymously with {electrocardiogram}. [Webster 1913 Suppl …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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