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pectoriloquy

Pronunciation: pek'to-ril'o-kwe

Definition: Increased transmission of the voice sound through the pulmonary structures, so that it is clearly audible on auscultation of the chest; usually indicates consolidation of the underlying lung parenchyma.

Synonym(s): pectorophony

[L. pectus, chest, + loquor, to speak]

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