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[Greek sphugmo-, from sphugmos, pulsation, from sphuzein, sphug-, to throb.]
sphygmo-or before a vowel
(Physiology) indicating the pulse: sphygmomanometer.
[from Greek sphugmos pulsation, from sphuzein to throb]
a combining form meaning “the pulse” (sphygmograph).
[< Greek sphygmós throbbing, pulse, n. derivative of sphýzein to beat]