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bruit[brwe, bro̳t] (Fr.)
sound (def. 3).
aneurysmal bruit a blowing sound heard over an aneurysm.
placental bruit a soft, blowing auscultatory sound supposed to be produced by the blood current in the placenta. Called also placental souffle.
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bruit(brwe) (broot) [Fr., noise]
An adventitious sound of venous or arterial origin heard on auscultation.
placental bruitPlacental souffle.
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