A device for determining the patency of the nasal fossae by exhaling through the nose against a plate of cooled glass.
[G. pneuma, breath, + typos, type]
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pneumatype(nū′mă-tīp) [″ + typos, type]
The deposit of moisture on glass from the breath exhaled through the nostrils with the mouth closed for purpose of comparing the airflow through the nostrils.
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