Dictionary.com

Porter's sign

[ pôrtərz ]
Save This Word!

n.
An indication of aneurysm of the aortic arch marked by pulsation of the trachea when the cricoid cartilage of the larynx is drawn upward with the thumb and forefinger while the individual sits with the head thrown back and mouth closed.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

How to use Porter's sign in a sentence

FEEDBACK