Part of speech: noun

An apparatus for conveying to the ear of an operator the sounds produced with in the lungs, heart, etc.

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Usage examples "stethoscope":

  1. Then he felt the heart, and then took out his stethoscope and applied it, listening intently. - "Tales of the Five Towns", Arnold Bennett.
  2. But I am not going to establish a dangerous precedent that will end with doctors qualified to practice surgery before they are big enough to swing a stethoscope or attorneys that plead a case before they are out of short pants. - "The Fourth R", George Oliver Smith.
  3. " Your friend doesn't look very intelligent," the doctor answered, busy with his stethoscope. - "Martians Never Die", Lucius Daniel.