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phonendoscope

Pronunciation: fo-nen'do-skop

Definition: A stethoscope that intensifies the auscultatory sounds by means of two parallel resonating plates, one resting on the patient's chest or attached to a stethoscope tube, the other vibrating in unison with it.

[phon- + G. endon, within, + skopeo, to view]

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