Stethoscope
Stethoscope Steth"o*scope, v. t. To auscultate, or examine, with a stethoscope. --M. W. Savage. [1913 Webster]

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  • stéthoscope — [ stetɔskɔp ] n. m. • 1819; du gr. stêthos « poitrine » et scope ♦ Instrument destiné à l auscultation des bruits à travers les parois du corps. Stéthoscope biauriculaire, comportant une plaque réceptrice où convergent deux tubes flexibles qui s… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Stethoscope — Stéthoscope Un stéthoscope (du grec stêthos (στῆθος), poitrine , et scope du grec ancien skopein (σκοπεϊν), « observer ») est un instrument médical acoustique, utilisé pour l auscultation, c’est à dire l écoute des sons internes au… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stethoscope — 1820, from Fr. stéthoscope, coined 1819 by its inventor, Fr. physician René Théophile Hyacinthe Laënnec (1781 1826) from Gk. stethos chest, breast + SCOPE (Cf. scope). Gk. stethos is perhaps related to sternon (see STERNUM (Cf. sternum)); it… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stethoscope — [steth′ə skōp΄] n. [Fr stéthoscope: see STETHO & SCOPE] Med. a hearing instrument used in auscultation, for examining the heart, lungs, etc. by listening to the sounds they make stethoscopic [steth′ōskäp′ik] adj. stethoscopical stethoscopically… …   English World dictionary

  • Stethoscope — Steth o*scope (st[e^]th [ o]*sk[=o]p), n. [Gr. sth^qos the breast + scope: cf. F. st[ e]thoscope.] (Med.) An instrument used in auscultation for examining the organs of the chest, as the heart and lungs, by conveying to the ear of the examiner… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stethoscope — ► NOUN ▪ a medical instrument for listening to the action of someone s heart or breathing, having a small disc that is placed against the chest and two tubes connected to earpieces. ORIGIN from Greek st thos breast + skopein look at …   English terms dictionary

  • Stethoscope — Modern stethoscope. The stethoscope (from Greek στηθοσκόπιο, from στήθος, stéthos chest and σκοπή, skopé examination) is an acoustic medical device for auscultation, or listening to the internal sounds of an animal body. It is often used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Stéthoscope — Un stéthoscope (du grec stêthos (στῆθος), poitrine , et scope du grec ancien skopein (σκοπεϊν), « observer ») est un instrument médical acoustique, utilisé pour l auscultation, c’est à dire l écoute des sons internes au corps humain.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stethoscope — An instrument originally devised by Laennec for aid in hearing the respiratory and cardiac sounds in the chest, but now modified in various ways and used in auscultation of any of vascular or other sounds anywhere in the body. [stetho + G. skopeo …   Medical dictionary

  • stethoscope — UK [ˈsteθəˌskəʊp] / US [ˈsteθəˌskoʊp] noun [countable] Word forms stethoscope : singular stethoscope plural stethoscopes a piece of equipment used by doctors for listening to someone s heart or breathing …   English dictionary

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