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amphoric

[am-fawr-ik, -for-] /æmˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/
adjective
1.
resembling the deep, hollow sound made by blowing across the mouth of a large, narrow-necked, empty bottle:
amphoric breathing.
Origin of amphoric
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; amphor(a) + -ic
Related forms
amphoricity
[am-fuh-ris-i-tee] /ˌæm fəˈrɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • The old doctor murmured some words about amphoric breathing, and a sound such as a cracked jar might give out.

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British Dictionary definitions for amphoric

amphoric

/æmˈfɒrɪk/
adjective
1.
resembling the sound produced by blowing into a bottle. Amphoric breath sounds are heard through a stethoscope placed over a cavity in the lung
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amphoric in Medicine

amphoric am·phor·ic (ām-fôr'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to or characteristic of a sound made by blowing across the mouth of a bottle. Used to describe sounds in percussion and auscultation.

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