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  • n. A form of stethoscope used in auscultation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A modification of the stethoscope in which the sounds transmitted to the ear are increased in intensity by means of two interposed disks of vulcanite or other material having similar physical properties.


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  • An instrument for amplifying small sounds of the human body. From Greek words meaning 'voice' and 'within.'

    July 12, 2008