Definition of "stethoscope" [steth•o•scope]

  • (noun) Any of various instruments used for listening to sounds produced within the body.

Use "stethoscope" in a sentence

  • "Laennec later created a new instrument made from hollow wooden cylinder he called stethoscope, from the Greek words stethos (chest) and skopos (examination)."
  • "Steve Perlstein writes, The basic view from behind the stethoscope is that health care would be a whole lot better if only the docs were given free rein to treat their patients, organize their practices, run the hospitals and set their own fees …."
  • "That dramatic boardroom stethoscope is beginning to engender irrational hatred."

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