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percuss

  

      vb   tr  
1    to strike sharply, rapidly, or suddenly  
2      (Med)   to tap on (a body surface) with the fingertips or a special hammer to aid diagnosis or for therapeutic purposes  
     (C16: from Latin percutere, from per- through + quatere to shake)  
  percussor      n  
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