[ ee-gof-uh-nee ]
/ iˈgɒf ə ni /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM egophonye·go·phon·ic [ee-guh-fon-ik], /ˌi gəˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for egophony
[ ē-gôf′ə-nē ]
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 egophonye′go•phon′ic (ē′gə-fŏn′ĭk) adj.
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