[ plek-ser ]
/ ˈplɛk sər /


Medicine/Medical. a small hammer with a soft rubber head or the like, used in percussion for diagnostic purposes.

Origin of plexor

1835–45; < Greek plêx(is) stroke, percussion + -or2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for plexor



/ (ˈplɛksə) /


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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Medicine definitions for plexor


[ plĕksər ]


A small, usually rubber-headed hammer used alone or with a pleximeter in examination or diagnosis by percussion.percussor
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