cracked-pot resonance


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cracked-·pot res·o·nance

a peculiar sound, resembling that heard on striking a cracked pot, elicited on percussing over a pulmonary cavity that communicates with a bronchial tube, when the patient's mouth is open.
Synonym(s): cracked-pot sound
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cracked-pot resonance

The peculiar clinking sound sometimes heard on chest percussion in cases of advanced tuberculosis when cavities are present.
See also: resonance
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