percuss

verb
per·​cuss | \ pər-ˈkəs How to pronounce percuss (audio) \
percussed; percussing; percusses

Definition of percuss

transitive verb

: to tap sharply especially : to practice percussion on

First Known Use of percuss

1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for percuss

Latin percussus, past participle of percutere

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“Percuss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/percuss. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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percuss

transitive verb
per·​cuss | \ pər-ˈkəs How to pronounce percuss (audio) \

Medical Definition of percuss

: to tap sharply especially : to practice percussion on percuss all four quadrants of the abdomen before starting palpation — Herrick Peterson

intransitive verb

: to percuss a body part percussing with the ends of our fingers over the lungs— Robert Chawner

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