pectoriloquy

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pectoriloquy

(ˌpɛktəˈrɪləkwɪ)
n
(Medicine) vocalization through the chest wall, indicating a cavity or consolidation of the lung
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pectoriloquism, pectoriloquy

speaking from the chest, a phenomenon observed with a stethoscope and caused by the voice reverberating in the lung cavities as a result of disease. — pectoriloquial, pectoriloquous, adj.
See also: Speech
the transmission of the voice through the chest wall, so that it can be picked up by direct listening against the chest or with a stethoscope. It frequently indicates an abnormality in the lungs. — pectoriloquial, pectoriloquous, adj.
See also: Body, Human
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Egophony is assessed by asking the patient to repeat the letter "e," while whispered pectoriloquy is assessed by asking the patient to whisper the phrase "12-3" while the nurse auscultates the chest wall.