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orthopercussion

[ ôr′thō-pər-kŭshən ]

n.

Very light percussion of the chest, used to determine the size of the heart.

Nearby words

orthopaedic, orthopaedics, orthopedic, orthopedics, orthopedist, orthopercussion, orthophoria, orthophosphate, orthophosphoric acid, orthophosphorous acid, orthophthalic acid
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