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.
pneumatophony (s) (noun)
, pneumatophonies (pl)
The supposed utterance of articulate sounds by disembodied spirits; spirit-speakjng: During the long, dark, and cold evening hours, Samantha thought she could hear immortal souls singing sad and pitiful songs. The next day she found out that this phenomenon was termed pneumatophony.