a combining form meaning “chest,” used in the formation of compound words:
stetho- or steth-
stethogoniometer steth·o·go·ni·om·e·ter (stěth’ō-gō’nē-ŏm’ĭ-tər) n. An apparatus used in the measurement of the curvatures of the thorax.
noun 1. an instrument for measuring the expansion of the chest and abdomen during respiration.
noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. an instrument used in auscultation to convey sounds in the chest or other parts of the body to the ear of the examiner. noun 1. (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 […]
stethospasm steth·o·spasm (stěth’ə-spāz’əm) n. A spasm of the chest.