- an instrument that amplifies small sounds, esp within the human body
Word Origin for phonendoscope
C20: from phono- + endo- + -scope
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Historical Examples of phonendoscope
The binaural stethoscope was invented by Cammann in 1854, and a later improvement is the phonendoscope, by Bianchi.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
Edward W. Byrn
- A stethoscope that intensifies auscultatory sounds.
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