hippocratic succussion sound

[sə-kŭshən]

n.

A splashing sound heard on auscultation in a patient with hydropneumothorax or pyopneumothorax.

Nearby words

  1. hippocratic,
  2. hippocratic facies,
  3. hippocratic finger,
  4. hippocratic nail,
  5. hippocratic oath,
  6. hippocrene,
  7. hippodrome,
  8. hippogriff,
  9. hippological,
  10. hippology


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