percussor

percussor

[per-kuhs-er]
noun Medicine/Medical.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin, Latin: one that beats, equivalent to percut-, stem of percutere to beat (see percuss) + -tor -tor, with tt > ss

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percuss (pəˈkʌs)
 
vb
1.  to strike sharply, rapidly, or suddenly
2.  med to tap on (a body surface) with the fingertips or a special hammer to aid diagnosis or for therapeutic purposes
 
[C16: from Latin percutere, from per- through + quatere to shake]
 
per'cussor
 
n

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percussor per·cus·sor (pər-kŭs'ər)
n.
See plexor.

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