fremitus

noun

frem·​i·​tus ˈfre-mə-təs How to pronounce fremitus (audio)
: a sensation felt by a hand placed on a part of the body (such as the chest) that vibrates during speech

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, murmur, from fremere to murmur; akin to Old English bremman to roar

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fremitus was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Fremitus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fremitus. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

fremitus

noun
frem·​i·​tus ˈfrem-ət-əs How to pronounce fremitus (audio)
: a sensation felt by a hand placed on a part of the body (as the chest) that vibrates during speech
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