fremitus

noun
frem·​i·​tus | \ ˈfre-mə-təs How to pronounce fremitus (audio) \

Definition of fremitus

: a sensation felt by a hand placed on a part of the body (such as the chest) that vibrates during speech

First Known Use of fremitus

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fremitus

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

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The first known use of fremitus was in 1862

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“Fremitus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fremitus. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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fremitus

noun
frem·​i·​tus | \ ˈfrem-ət-əs How to pronounce fremitus (audio) \

Medical Definition of fremitus

: a sensation felt by a hand placed on a part of the body (as the chest) that vibrates during speech

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