[ ley-nek ]
/ leɪˈnɛk /
Re·né Thé·o·phile Hya·cinthe [ruh-neytey-aw-feelya-sant], /rəˈneɪ teɪ ɔˈfil yaˈsɛ̃t/, 1781–1826, French physician who invented the stethoscope.
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How to use Laënnec in a sentence
He has even been known to say vain things about Laennec, and to refer to the stethoscope as "a newfangled French toy."
Auenbrugger's and Laennec's observations were made on exactly the same sort of clinical material.
His name has been linked with that of Laennec as the great discoverers of physical diagnosis in chest diseases.
Fortunately for the committee, they reported favorably upon Laennec's discoveries.
British Dictionary definitions for Laënnec
René Théophile Hyacinthe (rəne teɔfil jasɛ̃t). 1781–1826, French physician, who invented the stethoscope
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