succussion

noun

suc·​cus·​sion sə-ˈkəsh-ən How to pronounce succussion (audio)
: the action or process of shaking or the condition of being shaken especially with violence:
a
: a shaking of the body to ascertain if fluid is present in a cavity and especially in the thorax
b
: the splashing sound made by succussion

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“Succussion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/succussion. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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