percuss


per·cuss

verb \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

per·cuss

transitive verb \pər-ˈkəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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