percuss

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


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percuss

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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