phonendoscope

/ (fəˈnɛndəˌskəʊp) /

noun

an instrument that amplifies small sounds, esp within the human body

Nearby words

  1. phonematics,
  2. phoneme,
  3. phonemic,
  4. phonemicize,
  5. phonemics,
  6. phoner,
  7. phonesthemic,
  8. phonet.,
  9. phonetic,
  10. phonetic alphabet

Word Origin for phonendoscope

C20: from phono- + endo- + -scope

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Medicine definitions for phonendoscope

phonendoscope

[ fō-nĕndə-skōp′ ]

n.

A stethoscope that intensifies auscultatory sounds.

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