phon-, phono-, -phone, -phonia, -phonic, -phonetic, -phonous, -phonically, -phonetically, -phony +
This phono-, phon- should not be confused with another phono-, phon- that means "slaughter, murder, homicide". In Greek, a distinction is made between the phonos (PHOH nohs), "murder", which is spelled with the Greek letter omicron in the last syllable; and the Greek phonos (phoh NOHS), "voice", which is spelled with the letter omega in the last syllable. Both omicron and omega became the letter "o" in English.
A receptor for sound waves or sound stimuli.
A graphic recording obtained from a phonocatheter of the pulsations in a renal artery. This procedure, designed to diagnose renal artery stenosis, is rarely employed.
An instrument imitating the sounds of the voice, a speaking-machine.
1. An instrument for recording ausculatory percussion; originally used for photographic recordings of heart sounds.
2. An instrument for observing or exhibiting motions or properties of sounding bodies; especially, a device for testing the quality of musical strings.
3. An instrument for producing luminous figures with the vibrations of sounding bodies.
The recording made by a phonoscope which includes a stethoscope and percussion to determine the borders of solid and hollow organs.
A device for auscultation of the lungs that suppresses the normal lower-pitched sounds and enables higher-pitched, abnormal sounds to be heard more easily.
Spasmodic muscular contractions precipitated by sounds heard or made by the patient.
An instrument for amplifying and recording heart sounds.
A group of operations designed to improve or alter a patient's voice.
That part of phonology which comprises or deals with the rules governing the possible phoneme sequences in a language.
A device consisting essentially of a stop watch, for estimating the distance of firearms in action by measuring the interval between the flash and the arrival of the sound waves from the discharges of the weapons.
A graphic symbol representing a speech sound; such as, in printed texts.
A method of phonetic printing; especially, that which was devised by Isaac Pitman (1813-1897) for printing English words.
An instrument for producing sound by the action of light waves.
The supposed utterance of articulate sounds by disembodied spirits.