ETYM Greek stethos the breast + -scope: cf. French stéthoscope.
A medical instrument for listening to the sounds generated inside the body.
Instrument used to ascertain the condition of the heart and lungs by listening to their action. It consists of two earpieces connected by flexible tubes to a small plate that is placed against the body. It was invented in 1819 in France by René Théophile Hyacinthe Laënnec.
Drvena ili metalna slušalica levkasta oblika za ispitivanje plućnih promena (auskultaciju).