egophony

(redirected from Aegophony)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to Aegophony: bronchophony, whispering pectoriloquy

egophony

 [e-gof´o-ne]
increased resonance of voice sounds, with a high-pitched bleating quality, heard especially over lung tissue compressed by pleural effusion; called also egobronchophony.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·goph·o·ny

(ē-gof'ŏ-nē),
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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
An extreme form of bronchophony, in which spoken words assume a nasal or bleating—goat-like—quality, which is most common when there is simultaneous lung consolidation and pleural fluid accumulation, but also heard in uncomplicated lobar pneumonia or pulmonary infarction
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

egophony

Pulmonary medicine An extreme form of bronchophony, in which spoken words assume a nasal or bleating–Greek, aïgos, goat–quality, which is most common when there is simultaneous lung consolidation and pleural fluid accumulation, but also heard over uncomplicated lobar pneumonia or pulmonary infarction. See Bronchophony.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

e·goph·o·ny

(ē-gof'ŏ-nē)
A peculiar broken quality in voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard about the upper level of the fluid in association with cases of pleurisy with effusion.
[G. aix (aig-), goat, + phōnē, voice]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012