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Meaning of sphygmomanometer

sphyg•mo•ma•nom•e•ter

Pronunciation: (sfig"mō-mu-nom'i-tur), [key]
— n. Physiol.
  1. an instrument, often attached to an inflatable air-bladder cuff and used with a stethoscope, for measuring blood pressure in an artery.
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