vesiculotympanitic resonance

[vĕ-sĭk′yə-lō-tĭm′pə-nĭtĭk]

n.

A sound, partly tympanitic, partly vesicular, obtained by percussing the lung cavity of an individual with pulmonary emphysema.

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