[ hahy-poh-fuh-nee-sis, -foh- ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊ fəˈni sɪs, -foʊ- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a sound of less than usual intensity in percussion or auscultation.

Origin of hypophonesis

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Medicine definitions for hypophonesis


[ hī′pō-fō-nēsĭs ]


A noticeable diminution of the perceived sound in auscultation or percussion.
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