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1. Obsolete term for an instrument for measuring the extent of the respiratory excursions of the chest.

Synonyms: pneoscope.

2. Obsolete term for an instrument for use in auscultatory percussion, the percussion sounds of the chest being heard at the mouth.

Synonyms: pneumoscope.

Origin: G. Pneuma, air, + skopeo, to examine

(05 Mar 2000)