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pleximeter

[plek-sim-i-ter]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. 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
Related formsplex·i·met·ric [plek-suh-me-trik] /ˌplɛk səˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectiveplex·im·e·try, noun
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Examples from the Web for pleximeter

Historical Examples

  • Moreover, one always has his hands, but may forget his hammer and pleximeter.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • A percussion hammer and pleximeter may be purchased from any veterinary instrument maker.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Percussion is sometimes practiced with the aid of a special percussion hammer and an object known as a pleximeter to strike upon.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture


pleximeter in Medicine

pleximeter

(plĕk-sĭmĭ-tər)
n.
  1. A small thin plate held against the body and struck with a plexor in diagnosis by percussion.
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