[foh-noh] /ˈfoʊ noʊ/

noun, plural phonos. Informal.
a combining form meaning “sound,” “voice,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
indicating a sound or voice: phonograph, phonology

word-forming element meaning “sound, voice,” from Greek phono-, comb. form of phone “voice, sound” (see fame (n.)).

phono- or phon-
Sound; voice; speech: phonometer.


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  • Phonocardiogram

    [foh-nuh-kahr-dee-uh-gram] /ˌfoʊ nəˈkɑr di əˌgræm/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. the graphic record produced by a phonocardiograph.

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    [foh-nuh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf] /ˌfoʊ nəˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. an instrument for graphically recording the sound of the heartbeat. phonocardiograph pho·no·car·di·o·graph (fō’nə-kär’dē-ə-grāf’) n. A device consisting of microphones and recording equipment used to monitor and record heart sounds and murmurs. pho’no·car’di·og’ra·phy (-ŏg’rə-fē) n.

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