pleural fremitus

n.

The vibration in the chest wall produced by the rubbing together of the roughened opposing surfaces of the pleura.

Nearby words

  1. pleura,
  2. pleurae,
  3. pleural,
  4. pleural cavity,
  5. pleural fluid,
  6. pleural ring,
  7. pleural space,
  8. pleuralgia,
  9. pleurapophysis,
  10. pleurectomy


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