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steth·o·scope

 (stĕth′ə-skōp′)
n.
Any of various instruments used for listening to sounds produced within the body.

[French stéthoscope : Greek stēthos, chest + French -scope, an instrument for viewing (from Latin -scopium; see -scope).]

steth′o·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk), steth′o·scop′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
steth′o·scop′i·cal·ly adv.
ste·thos′co·py (stĕ-thŏs′kə-pē) n.

stethoscope

(ˈstɛθəˌskəʊp)
n
1. (Medicine) med an instrument for listening to the sounds made within the body, typically consisting of a hollow disc that transmits the sound through hollow tubes to earpieces
2. (Medicine) Also called: obstetric stethoscope a narrow cylinder expanded at both ends to receive and transmit fetal sounds
[C19: from French, from Greek stēthos breast + -scope]
stethoscopic adj
stethoscopy n

steth•o•scope

(ˈstɛθ əˌskoʊp)

n.
an instrument used in auscultation to detect sounds in the chest or other parts of the body.
[1810–20; < Greek stêtho(s) chest + -scope]
ste•thos•co•py (stɛˈθɒs kə pi, ˈstɛθ əˌskoʊ-) n.
steth`o•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.

stethoscope

A tool used for listening to the sounds made by the internal organs, especially the heart and lungs, from outside the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stethoscope - a medical instrument for listening to the sounds generated inside the bodystethoscope - a medical instrument for listening to the sounds generated inside the body
fetoscope, foetoscope - a stethoscope placed on the pregnant woman's abdomen to listen for the fetal heartbeat
medical instrument - instrument used in the practice of medicine
Translations
سَمّاعَة الطَّبيب
stetoskop
stetoskop
sztetoszkóp
hlustunarpípa
stetoskopas
stetoskops
stetoskop
steteskop

stethoscope

[ˈsteθəskəʊp] Nestetoscopio m

stethoscope

[ˈstɛθəskəʊp] nstéthoscope m

stethoscope

nStethoskop nt

stethoscope

[ˈstɛθəˌskəʊp] nstetoscopio

stethoscope

(ˈsteθəskəup) noun
an instrument by which a doctor can listen to the beats of the heart etc.

steth·o·scope

n. estetoscopio, instrumento médico usado en la auscultación.

stethoscope

n estetoscopio, fonendoscopio
References in periodicals archive ?
The development of the obstetric stethoscope permitted the determination of the average fetal heart rate (Sureau, 1996) and it was hoped that auscultation of the fetal heart rate (FHR) would be an effective technique for detecting alterations to fetal health (Parer & King, 2000).
From the clinical perspective, the development of the obstetric stethoscope permitted the determination of average heart beat frequency.
According to Sureau (1996), the development of the obstetric stethoscope facilitated a greater understanding of the fetal heart rate, including the relationship between accelerations of the fetal heart rate and fetal movements, as well as the lack of influence of maternal efforts such as those associated with ascending a staircase (i.