[ plek-sim-i-ter ]
/ plɛkˈsɪm ɪ tər /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a small, thin plate, as of ivory, placed against the body to mediate the blow of a plexor.

Origin of pleximeter

1835–45; < Greek plêxi(s) stroke, percussion + -meter

Related forms

plex·i·met·ric [plek-suh-me-trik] /ˌplɛk səˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectiveplex·im·e·try, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ plĕk-sĭmĭ-tər ]


A small thin plate held against the body and struck with a plexor in diagnosis by percussion.
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