[[t]ˌfoʊ nəˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf[/t]] n.
med an instrument for graphically recording the sound of the heartbeat
Etymology: 1925–30 pho`no•car`di•og′ra•phy -ˈɒg rə fi n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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