phonendoscope

/ (fəˈnɛndəˌskəʊp) /

noun

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

Word Origin for phonendoscope

C20: from phono- + endo- + -scope
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phonendoscope

[ fō-nĕndə-skōp′ ]

n.

A stethoscope that intensifies auscultatory sounds.
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