stethoscope

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stethoscope \Steth"o*scope\ (st[e^]th"[-o]*sk[=o]p), noun [Gr. sth^qos the breast + -scope: cf. F. st['e]thoscope.] (Med.) An instrument used in auscultation for examining the organs of the chest, as the heart and lungs, by conveying to the ear of the examiner the sounds produced in the thorax.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stethoscope \Steth"o*scope\, verb (used with an object) To auscultate, or examine, with a stethoscope. --M. W. Savage. Stethoscopic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stethoscope

noun

1: a medical instrument for listening to the sounds generated inside the body


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