tambour sound

[ tămbur′, tăm-bur ]

n.

A heart sound, usually the aortic- or pulmonic-valve closure sound when it has a booming and ringing quality like that of a drum.

Nearby words

  1. terrell,
  2. terrence,
  3. terrene,
  4. terrenely,
  5. terreplein,
  6. terrestrial globe,
  7. terrestrial guidance,
  8. terrestrial planet,
  9. terrestrial radiation,
  10. terrestrial telescope


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