fremitus

[frem-i-tuhs]
noun, plural fremitus. Medicine/Medical.
palpable vibration, as of the walls of the chest.

Origin:
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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fremitus (ˈfrɛmɪtəs)
 
n , pl -tus
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
 
[C19: from Latin: a roaring sound, a humming, from fremere to make a low roaring, murmur]

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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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Example sentences 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.
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