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stethoscope

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noun stetho·scope \ˈste-thə-ˌskōp also -thə-\

Simple Definition of stethoscope

  • medical : an instrument that is used for listening to someone's heart or lungs

Full Definition of stethoscope

  1. :  a medical instrument for detecting sounds produced in the body that are conveyed to the ears of the listener through rubber tubing connected with a piece placed upon the area to be examined

stetho·scop·ic play \ˌste-thə-ˈskä-pik also -thə-\ adjective

Origin of stethoscope

French stéthoscope, from Greek stēthos chest + French -scope


First Known Use: 1820


STETHOSCOPE Defined for Kids

stethoscope

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noun stetho·scope \ˈste-thə-ˌskōp\

Definition of stethoscope

  1. :  a medical instrument used for listening to sounds produced in the body and especially those of the heart and lungs




Medical Dictionary

stethoscope

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noun stetho·scope \ˈsteth-ə-ˌskōp also ˈsteth-\

Medical Definition of stethoscope

  1. :  an instrument used to detect and study sounds produced in the body that are conveyed to the ears of the listener through rubber tubing connected with a usually cup-shaped piece placed upon the area to be examined

  2. stetho·scop·ic \ˌsteth-ə-ˈskäp-ik also ˌsteth-\play adjective
    stetho·scop·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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