[ frem-i-tuh s ]
/ ˈfrɛm ɪ təs /

noun, plural frem·i·tus. Medicine/Medical.

palpable vibration, as of the walls of the chest.

Origin of fremitus

1810–20; < New Latin, Latin: a roaring, murmuring, equivalent to fremi-, variant stem of fremere to roar, murmur + -tus suffix of v. action Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fremitus


/ (ˈfrɛmɪtəs) /

noun plural -tus

med a vibration felt by the hand when placed on a part of the body, esp the chest, when the patient is speaking or coughing

Word Origin for fremitus

C19: from Latin: a roaring sound, a humming, from fremere to make a low roaring, murmur
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Medicine definitions for fremitus


[ frĕmĭ-təs ]

n. pl. fremitus

A palpable vibration, as felt by the hand placed on the chest during coughing or speaking.
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