- a small, thin plate, as of ivory, placed against the body to mediate the blow of a plexor.
Origin of pleximeter
1835–45; < Greek plêxi(s) stroke, percussion + -meter
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Moreover, one always has his hands, but may forget his hammer and pleximeter.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
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A percussion hammer and pleximeter may be purchased from any veterinary instrument maker.
Percussion is sometimes practiced with the aid of a special percussion hammer and an object known as a pleximeter to strike upon.
- A small thin plate held against the body and struck with a plexor in diagnosis by percussion.
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