Audiphone
Audiphone Au"di*phone, n. [L. audire to hear + Gr. ? sound.] An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound to the auditory nerve and enables the deaf to hear more or less distinctly; a dentiphone. [1913 Webster]

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  • audiphone — ☆ audiphone [ô′də fōn΄ ] n. [ AUDI(O) + PHONE] a device for the hard of hearing that transmits sound to the auditory nerves through the bones of the head, as by being placed against the teeth …   English World dictionary

  • audiphone — /aw deuh fohn /, n. Med. a kind of diaphragm held against the upper teeth to assist hearing by transmitting sound vibrations to the auditory nerve. [1875 80, Amer.; AUDI(O) + PHONE, modeled on TELEPHONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • audiphone — n. (Medicine) type of diaphragm for the deaf placed on the upper teeth to help hearing by transmitting sound vibrations to the auditory nerve …   English contemporary dictionary

  • audiphone — au·di·phone …   English syllables

  • audiphone — /ˈɔdəfoʊn/ (say awduhfohn) noun a kind of diaphragm held against the upper teeth to assist hearing by transmitting sound vibrations to the auditory nerve …   Australian English dictionary

  • audiphone —   n. instrument for the deaf placed against the teeth …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • audiphone — ˈȯdəˌfōn noun ( s) Etymology: audi (from Latin audire to hear) + phone : an instrument consisting of a diaphragm or plate that is placed against the teeth and conveys sound vibrations to the inner ear enabling persons with certain types of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • audiophone — [ odjofɔn ] n. m. • 1898; audiphone 1880; de audio et phone ♦ Petit appareil acoustique renforçant les sons, que les personnes qui entendent mal portent près de l oreille. ⇒ sonotone. ● audiophone nom masculin Petit appareil acoustique que… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dentiphone — Den ti*phone (d[e^]n t[i^]*f[=o]n), n. [L. dens, dentis, tooth + Gr. fwnh sound.] An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound to the auditory nerve; an audiphone. Knight. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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