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egophony

Pronunciation: e-gof'o-ne

Definition: A peculiar broken quality of the voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard about the upper level of the fluid in cases of pleurisy with effusion.

Synonym(s): capriloquism, tragophonia, tragophony

[G. aix (aig-), goat, + phone, voice]

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