stethoscope


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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 classic literature ?
The new doctor took up a stethoscope and sounded the patient, shook his head, prescribed medicine, and with extreme minuteness explained first how to take the medicine and then what diet was to be kept to.
On certain mornings in the week he practised bandaging on out-patients glad to earn a little money, and he was taught auscultation and how to use the stethoscope.
Neither his hand nor his stethoscope could discover anything that was amiss.
The doctor bowed, smiled, whipped off his hat, and produced his stethoscope from its interior with the air of a conjurer upon the stage.
Metaxa, as the doctor secreted his stethoscope once more in his hat, "my remarks were not entirely uncalled for.
He not only used his stethoscope (which had not become a matter of course in practice at that time), but sat quietly by his patient and watched him.
I went round visiting in the neat brougham--with a stethoscope and medical review in the front-pocket, with Doctor Softly by my side, keeping his face well in view at the window--to canvass for patients, in the character of my father's hopeful successor.
I can see the end of your stethoscope in your pocket.
Lucy's heart beat a trifle more audibly to the stethoscope, and her lungs had a perceptible movement.
As to your practice, if a gentleman walks into my rooms smelling of iodoform, with a black mark of nitrate of silver upon his right forefinger, and a bulge on the right side of his top-hat to show where he has secreted his stethoscope, I must be dull, indeed, if I do not pronounce him to be an active member of the medical profession.
Madam, stethoscope remains an important vector for the spread of health-care associated infections (HAI).
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