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[plek-sim-i-ter] /plɛkˈsɪm ɪ tər/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
a small, thin plate, as of ivory, placed against the body to mediate the blow of a plexor.

pleximeter plex·im·e·ter (plěk-sĭm’ĭ-tər) or ples·sim·e·ter (plě-sĭm’-) or plex·om·e·ter (plěk-sŏm’-)
A small thin plate held against the body and struck with a plexor in diagnosis by percussion.


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