stethoscope

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English[edit]

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Modern stethoscope

Etymology[edit]

From French stéthoscope, a word coined by its inventor, physician René Laennec. See 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, often combined with a sphygmomanometer

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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.
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