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percuss

verb per·cuss \pər-ˈkəs\

Definition of PERCUSS

transitive verb
:  to tap sharply; especially :  to practice percussion on

Origin of PERCUSS

Latin percussus, past participle of percutere
First Known Use: 1560
Medical Dictionary

percuss

transitive verb per·cuss \pər-ˈkəs\

Medical Definition of PERCUSS

:  to tap sharply; especially :  to practice percussion on <percuss all four quadrants of the abdomen before starting palpation—Herrick Peterson>
intransitive verb
:  to percuss a body part <percussing with the ends of our fingers over the lungs—Robert Chawner>

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