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plexor

[ plek-ser ]
/ ˈplɛk sər /
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noun
Medicine/Medical. a small hammer with a soft rubber head or the like, used in percussion for diagnostic purposes.
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Origin of plexor

1835–45; <Greek plêx(is) stroke, percussion + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for plexor

plexor

plessor

/ (ˈplɛksə) /

noun
med a small hammer with a rubber head for use in percussion of the chest and testing reflexes

Word Origin for plexor

C19: from Greek plēxis a stroke, from plēssein to strike
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