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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: fo-nak'o-skop

Definition: An instrument for increasing the intensity of the percussion note or of the voice sounds; the examiner's ear or the stethoscope is placed on the opposite side of the chest.

[phon- + G. akouo, to listen, + skopeo, to view]

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