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Related to cracked-pot sound: cracked pot sign
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
Etymology: ME, craken + pott + L, sonus, sound
a sound sometimes heard on percussion over a cavity with an opening to a bronchus.
A tympanic resonance heard over air cavities. This percussion sound resembles that made by striking a cracked pot.
See also: sound