Medicine/Medical. to strike or tap for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
to strike (something) so as to shake or cause a shock to.
Medicine/Medical. to strike the surface of a part of the body for diagnostic purposes.
- un·per·cussed, adjective
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How to use percuss in a sentence
Some find it easier to percuss the dullness due to the heart in this way than by mediate percussion.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: | Louis Marshall Warfield
British Dictionary definitions for percuss
to strike sharply, rapidly, or suddenly
med to tap on (a body surface) with the fingertips or a special hammer to aid diagnosis or for therapeutic purposes
- percussor, noun
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