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Verb (transitive)


percussv. t. [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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Flame percussed by air giveth a noise."  [1913 Webster]
percussv. i. 
     To strike or tap in an examination by percussion. See Percussion, 3.  Quain.  [1913 Webster]


percuss, v.tr. Med. tap (a part of the body) gently with a finger or an instrument as part of a diagnosis.

L percutere percuss- strike (as PER-, cutere = quatere shake)

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