- 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
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- med a small hammer with a rubber head for use in percussion of the chest and testing reflexes
C19: from Greek plēxis a stroke, from plēssein to strike
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- A small, usually rubber-headed hammer used alone or with a pleximeter in examination or diagnosis by percussion.percussor
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