egophony

[ ee-gof-uh-nee ]
/ iˈgɒf ə ni /

noun

a vocal sound heard through a stethoscope and resembling the bleating of a goat, often occurring in cases of pleurisy with effusion.

Origin of egophony

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

Related forms

e·go·phon·ic [ee-guh-fon-ik] /ˌi gəˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective
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Medicine 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.

Related forms

e′go•phonic (ē′gə-fŏnĭk) adj.
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