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fremitus

[frem-i-tuh s] /ˈfrɛm ɪ təs/
noun, plural fremitus. Medicine/Medical
1.
palpable vibration, as of the walls of the chest.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Neo-Latin, Latin: a roaring, murmuring, equivalent to fremi-, variant stem of fremere to roar, murmur + -tus suffix of v. action
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Examples from the web for fremitus
  • Subjective fremitus is a vibration felt by the patient on humming with the mouth closed.
  • Tussive fremitus is a vibration felt on the chest when the patient coughs.
British Dictionary definitions for fremitus

fremitus

/ˈfrɛmɪtəs/
noun (pl) -tus
1.
(med) a vibration felt by the hand when placed on a part of the body, esp the chest, when the patient is speaking or coughing
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: a roaring sound, a humming, from fremere to make a low roaring, murmur
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fremitus in Medicine

fremitus frem·i·tus (frěm'ĭ-təs)
n. pl. fremitus
A palpable vibration, as felt by the hand placed on the chest during coughing or speaking.

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