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hypophonesis

[ hahy-poh-fuh-nee-sis, -foh- ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊ fəˈni sɪs, -foʊ- /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
a sound of less than usual intensity in percussion or auscultation.
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Medical definitions for hypophonesis

hypophonesis
[ hī′pō-fō-nēsĭs ]

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