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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ples'or

Definition: A small hammer, usually with soft rubber head, used to tap the part directly, or with a plessimeter, in percussion of the chest or other part.

Synonym(s): percussor, plexor

[G. plesso, to strike]

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