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Percuss definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PERCUSS', v.t. [L. percussus, from percutio, to strike.]
To strike. [Little used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: strike or tap firmly; "the doctor percussed his chest and back"

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: Latin percussus, past participle of percutere Date: 1560 to tap sharply; especially to practice percussion on

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. Med. tap (a part of the body) gently with a finger or an instrument as part of a diagnosis. Etymology: L percutere percuss- strike (as PER-, cutere = quatere shake)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Percuss Per*cuss", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Percussed; p. pr. & vb. n. Percussing.] [L. percussus, p. p. of percutere; per + quatere to shake, strike. See Quash.] To strike smartly; to strike upon or against; as, to percuss the chest in medical examination. Flame percussed by air giveth a noise. --Bacon.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Percuss Per*cuss", v. i. (Med.) To strike or tap in an examination by percussion. See Percussion, 3. --Quain.




 


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