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stethoscope

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

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

Full Definition of STETHOSCOPE

:  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 \ˌste-thə-ˈskä-pik also -thə-\ adjective

Origin of STETHOSCOPE

French stéthoscope, from Greek stēthos chest + French -scope
First Known Use: 1820

stethoscope

noun stetho·scope \ˈsteth-ə-ˌskōp also ˈsteth-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STETHOSCOPE

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

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