percuss

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verb per·cuss \ pər-ˈkəs \

Definition of percuss

transitive verb
:to tap sharply; especially :to practice percussion on

Origin and Etymology of percuss

Latin percussus, past participle of percutere


Medical Dictionary

percuss

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transitive verb per·cuss \ pər-ˈkəs \

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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