a thin wire string, as in various obsolete musical instruments, designed to vibrate sympathetically with the bowed or plucked strings to reinforce the sound.
- Sympathetic trunk
sympathetic trunk n. Either of two long ganglionated nerve strands along the vertebral column that are connected to each spinal nerve by gray matter rami and that receive fibers from the spinal cord through white matter rami connecting with the thoracic and upper lumbar spinal nerves.
- Sympathetic uveitis
sympathetic uveitis n. Inflammation of the uveal tract of the uninjured eye due to a perforating wound of the uveal tract of the other eye.
noun, Physics. 1. a vibration induced by resonance.
sympathetoblast sym·pa·thet·o·blast (sĭm’pə-thět’ə-blāst’) n. See sympathoblast.