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egophony

[ ee-gof-uh-nee ]
/ iˈgɒf ə ni /
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noun
a vocal sound heard through a stethoscope and resembling the bleating of a goat, often occurring in cases of pleurisy with effusion.
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Origin of egophony

1850–55; <New Latin ego-<Greek aigo- combining form of aíx goat (stem aig-;cf. aegis) + -phony

OTHER WORDS FROM egophony

e·go·phon·ic [ee-guh-fon-ik], /ˌi gəˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for egophony

egophony
[ ē-gôfə-nē ]

n.
A peculiar broken quality of the voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard over lung tissue in cases of pleurisy with effusion.

Other words from egophony

e′go•phonic (ē′gə-fŏnĭk) adj.
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