percussion


per·cus·sion

noun \pər-ˈkəsh-ən\

Definition of PERCUSSION

1
: the act or technique of tapping the surface of a body part to learn the condition of the parts beneath by the resulting sound
2
: massage consisting of the striking of a body part with light rapid blows—called also tapotement

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