succussion

succuss

[suh-kuhs]
verb (used with object)
1.
to shake up; shake.
2.
Medicine/Medical. to shake (a patient) in order to determine if a fluid is present in the thorax or elsewhere.

Origin:
1860–65; < Latin succussus (past participle of succutere to toss up), equivalent to suc- suc- + -cut(ere), combining form of quatere to shake + -tus past participle suffix, with tt > ss

succussion [suh-kuhsh-uhn] , noun
succussive, adjective
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succuss (sʌˈkʌs)
 
vb
1.  med to shake (a patient) to detect the sound of fluid in the thoracic or another bodily cavity
2.  rare to shake, esp with sudden force
 
[C17: from Latin succussus flung aloft, from succutere to toss up, from sub- from below + quatere to shake]
 
succussion
 
n
 
suc'cussive
 
adj

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