sphygmo-


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sphygmo-

or sphygm-
pref.
Pulse: sphygmograph.

[Greek sphugmo-, from sphugmos, pulsation, from sphuzein, sphug-, to throb.]

sphygmo-

or before a vowel

sphygm-

combining form
(Physiology) indicating the pulse: sphygmomanometer.
[from Greek sphugmos pulsation, from sphuzein to throb]

sphygmo-

a combining form meaning “the pulse” (sphygmograph).
[< Greek sphygmós throbbing, pulse, n. derivative of sphýzein to beat]