A peculiar broken quality of the voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard about the upper level of the fluid in cases of pleurisy with effusion. SYN: capriloquism, tragophonia, tragophony. [G. aix (aig-), goat, + phone, voice]

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egoph·o·ny or chiefly Brit ae·goph·o·ny ē-'gäf-ə-nē n, pl -nies a modification of the voice resembling bleating heard on auscultation of the chest in some diseases (as in pleurisy with effusion)

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egoph·o·ny (e-gofґə-ne) [Gr. aix goat + phōnē voice] increased resonance of voice sounds, with a high-pitched nasal or bleating quality, heard especially over lung tissue that is compressed or consolidated by pleural effusion. Called also bronchoegophony, egobronchophony, tragophonia, tragophony, and voix de Polichinelle.

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