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Pronunciation: ple-sim'e-ter

Definition: Historic term for an oblong flexible plate used in mediate percussion by being placed against the surface and struck with the plessor.

Synonym(s): pleximeter, plexometer

[G. plesso, to strike, + metron, measure]

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