stethoscope

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English[edit]

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Modern stethoscope

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French stéthoscope, a word coined by its inventor, physician René Laennec, equivalent to stetho- +‎ -scope.

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Noun[edit]

stethoscope (plural stethoscopes)

  1. (medicine) A medical instrument used for listening to sounds produced within the body.

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Verb[edit]

stethoscope (third-person singular simple present stethoscopes, present participle stethoscoping, simple past and past participle stethoscoped)

  1. (transitive) To auscultate, or examine, with a stethoscope.
    • 1852, Marmion Wilme Savage, Reuben Medlicott; or, the Coming Man
      you wish me to submit to be stethoscoped; if so, you shall be gratified, although the prospect of undergoing that, or any other operation at Mr. Pigwidgeon's hands, is not the most agreeable