Denoting the sound heard in percussion and auscultation, resembling the noise made by blowing across the mouth of a bottle. [G. amphora, a jar]

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am·phor·ic am-'fȯr-ik adj resembling the sound made by blowing across the mouth of an empty bottle <\amphoric breathing> <\amphoric sounds>
am·pho·ric·i·ty .am-fə-'ris-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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am·phor·ic (am-forґik) [L. amphoricus, from Gr. amphora jar] 1. pertaining to a bottle. 2. resembling the sound made by blowing across the mouth of a bottle, used to describe certain high-pitched auscultatory sounds.

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  • Amphoric — Am*phor ic, a. (Med.) Produced by, or indicating, a cavity in the lungs, not filled, and giving a sound like that produced by blowing into an empty decanter; as, amphoric respiration or resonance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphoric — amphoricity /am feuh ris i tee/, n. /am fawr ik, for /, adj. resembling the deep, hollow sound made by blowing across the mouth of a large, narrow necked, empty bottle: amphoric breathing. [1830 40; AMPHOR(A) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • amphoric — /æmˈfɒrɪk/ (say am forik) adjective producing or like the sound made by blowing across the top of a bottle: amphoric breathing …  

  • amphoric — adjective the sound heard in auscultation resembling the hollow sound made by blowing across the mouth of a bottle amphoric breathing indicates a cavity in the lung • Pertains to noun: ↑auscultation …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphoric resonance — a sound heard upon percussion or auscultation, resembling that produced by blowing over the mouth of an empty bottle, as in amphoric respiration. See also cavernous voice, under voice. Called also amphoric murmur …   Medical dictionary

  • amphoric respiration — respiration characterized by amphoric resonance, heard over pulmonary cavities or pneumothorax …   Medical dictionary

  • amphoric — adj. having a hollow sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amphoric — am·phor·ic …   English syllables

  • amphoric breath sounds — see breath sounds …   Medical dictionary

  • amphoric echo — a resonant repetition of a sound heard on auscultation of the chest, occurring at an appreciable interval after the vocal sound …   Medical dictionary

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