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[per-kuhs] /pərˈkʌs/

verb (used with object)
Medicine/Medical. to strike or tap for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
to strike (something) so as to shake or cause a shock to.
verb (used without object)
Medicine/Medical. to strike the surface of a part of the body for diagnostic purposes.
verb (transitive)
to strike sharply, rapidly, or suddenly
(med) to tap on (a body surface) with the fingertips or a special hammer to aid diagnosis or for therapeutic purposes

percuss per·cuss (pər-kŭs’)
v. per·cussed, per·cuss·ing, per·cuss·es
To strike or tap firmly; perform percussion.


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