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egophony

[ee-gof-uh-nee] /iˈgɒf ə ni/
noun
1.
a vocal sound heard through a stethoscope and resembling the bleating of a goat, often occurring in cases of pleurisy with effusion.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Neo-Latin ego- < Greek aigo- combining form of aíx goat (stem aig-; cf. aegis) + -phony
Related forms
egophonic
[ee-guh-fon-ik] /ˌi gəˈfɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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egophony in Medicine

egophony e·goph·o·ny (ē-gôf'ə-nē)
n.
A peculiar broken quality of the voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard over lung tissue in cases of pleurisy with effusion.


e'go·phon'ic (ē'gə-fŏn'ĭk) adj.
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