Meaning of pleximeter in English:


Pronunciation /plɛkˈsɪmɪtə/


rare, historical Medicine
  • The object or device (originally a small ivory or bone plate, now usually the examiner's finger) interposed between the patient's body and the plexor in the diagnostic technique of mediate percussion.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From Hellenistic Greek πλῆξις stroke, percussion (from πλήσσειν to strike + -σις) + -meter, after French plessimètre plessimeter.