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Meaning of percuss

per•cuss

Pronunciation: (pur-kus'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to strike or tap for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
  2. to strike (something) so as to shake or cause a shock to.
—v.i.
  1. to strike the surface of a part of the body for diagnostic purposes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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