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stethoscope

[steth-uh-skohp]
noun Medicine/Medical.
an instrument used in auscultation to convey sounds in the chest or other parts of the body to the ear of the examiner.

Origin:
1810–20; stetho- + -scope

stethoscoped, adjective
stethoscopist [ste-thos-kuh-pist] , noun
stethoscopy [ste-thos-kuh-pee, steth-uh-skoh-] , noun
unstethoscoped, adjective
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stethoscope (ˈstɛθəˌskəʊp)
 
n
1.  med an instrument for listening to the sounds made within the body, typically consisting of a hollow disc that transmits the sound through hollow tubes to earpieces
2.  Also called: obstetric stethoscope a narrow cylinder expanded at both ends to recieve and transmit fetal sounds
 
[C19: from French, from Greek stēthos breast + -scope]
 
stethoscopic
 
adj
 
stethoscopy
 
n

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Word Origin & History

stethoscope
1820, from Fr. stéthoscope, coined 1819 by its inventor, Fr. physician René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laënnec (1781-1826) from Gk. stethos "chest, breast" + -scope. Gk. stethos is perhaps related to sternon (see sternum); it meant "front of the chest,"
and was only rarely used of a woman's breasts, but in Mod.Gk. it became the preferred polite term.
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Medical Dictionary

stethoscope steth·o·scope (stěth'ə-skōp')
n.
Any of various instruments used for listening to sounds produced within the body.


steth'o·scop'ic (-skŏp'ĭk) or steth'o·scop'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
steth'o·scop'i·cal·ly adv.
ste·thos'co·py (stě-thŏs'kə-pē) n.
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stethoscope [(steth-uh-skohp)]

An instrument used in listening to internal body sounds. Most familiarly, physicians and nurses use it to listen to heart sounds.

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