Examples from the Web for stethoscope
An Army doctor stepped over with a stethoscope and chastened the firing squad when he determined that the heart was still beating.
A medic standing close to her wore both a stethoscope and a gas mask around her neck—she seemed to be in shock.
On a table in front of her sat a stethoscope, a notepad and a small flashlight.Winter, Food Shortages, Descend on Syria’s Refugees|Mike Giglio|January 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even a few moments after the stethoscope had been removed, one could see the ring it made on his bluish, waxen skin.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
I used a stethoscope on him as soon as I could get to it after we landed.Planet of the Gods|Robert Moore Williams
Placing a stethoscope over the region of the heart, he listened for a few seconds.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Various names were given to the instrument until Laënnec decided to call it "stethoscope," the name it has ever since retained.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
Dr. Bangs, at home, would be ashamed to come to the house without his stethoscope.Clover|Susan Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for stethoscope
Word Origin for stethoscope
Word Origin and History for stethoscope
1820, from French stéthoscope, coined 1819 by its inventor, French physician René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laënnec (1781-1826) from Greek stethos "chest, breast" + -scope. Greek stethos is perhaps related to sternon (see sternum); it meant "front of the chest," and was only rarely used of a woman's breasts, but in Modern Greek it became the preferred polite term.
Medicine definitions for stethoscope
Culture definitions for stethoscope
An instrument used in listening to internal body sounds. Most familiarly, physicians and nurses use it to listen to heart sounds.