pectoriloquy

noun

pec·​to·​ril·​o·​quy ˌpek-tə-ˈril-ə-kwē How to pronounce pectoriloquy (audio)
plural pectoriloquies
: the sound of words heard through the chest wall and usually indicating a cavity or consolidation of lung tissue compare bronchophony

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“Pectoriloquy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pectoriloquy. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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