pleximeter

[ plek-sim-i-ter ]
/ plɛkˈsɪm ɪ tər /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

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

Nearby words

  1. plexal,
  2. plexectomy,
  3. plexiform,
  4. plexiform neurofibroma,
  5. plexiglas,
  6. pleximetric,
  7. plexitis,
  8. plexogenic,
  9. plexor,
  10. plexus

Origin of pleximeter

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

Related formsplex·i·met·ric [plek-suh-me-trik] /ˌplɛk səˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectiveplex·im·e·try, noun

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Medicine definitions for pleximeter

pleximeter

[ plĕk-sĭmĭ-tər ]

n.

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

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