oscillo-, oscill-

(Latin: swing, vibrate, move, motion; from oscillum, a diminutive form of osoris, "mouth, face, small face")

By extension, "small mask of the god Bacchus" that was hung in Roman vineyards to honor the god of wine while scaring off grape-eating birds as it vibrated and swang in the breeze.

1. An apparatus for measuring oscillations of any kind, especially those of the bloodstream in sphygmometry.
2. Any of various instruments used to measure physiological oscillations; specifically, in blood pressure.
1. Relating to the oscillometer or the records made by its use.
2. Of, relating to, or using an oscillometer.
1. Measurement of oscillations of any kind. In medicine it is used in studying cardiovascular and respiratory physiology.
2. The use of an oscillometer; especially, to measure blood pressure or blood flow.
1. A condition in which the visual image is seen to move rapidly from side to side or vertically.
2. The subjective sensation of oscillation of objects viewed.
oscilloscope, oscilloscopic
1. An oscillograph in which the record of oscillations is continuously visible.
2. Storage oscilloscope, a cathode ray oscilloscope in which the visual record of oscillations persists on the fluorescent screen until erased electrically.
The generation of continuous oscillations in a circuit, amplifier, etc., in circumstances of excessive positive feedback.
An instrument that produces graphic records of arterial and capillary pressures as well as of individual pulse characters.

Related "move, motion" word units: cine-; kine-; mobil-; mot-, mov-; seismo-; vibro-.