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succussion

Pronunciation: su-kush'un

Definition: A diagnostic procedure involving shaking the body to elicit a splashing sound in a cavity containing both gas and fluid.

[L. sucussio, fr. suc-cutio (subc-), pp. -cussus, to shake up, fr. quatio, to shake]

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