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A peculiar broken quality of the voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard about the upper level of the fluid in cases of pleurisy with effusion.
[G. aix (aig-), goat, + phōnē, voice]
voice with a high-pitched or bleating quality. See egophony.
tragophonia, tragophony (trag?o-fo'ne-a) (-of'o-ne) [? + phone, voice]
A bleating sound heard in auscultation at the level of fluid in hydrothorax. Synonym: egophony