tapotement ta·pote·ment (tə-pōt'mənt, tä-pôt-mäɴ')
A striking with the side of the hand, usually with partly flexed fingers, used in massage.
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|