audiphone

noun au·di·phone \ˈȯdəˌfōn\

Definition of audiphone

plural

-s

  1. :  an instrument consisting of a diaphragm or plate that is placed against the teeth and conveys sound vibrations to the inner ear enabling persons with certain types of deafness to hear more or less distinctly

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Origin and Etymology of audiphone

audi- (from Latin audire to hear) + -phone


First Known Use: 1880


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