Med. a vibration, esp. one felt in palpation of the chest
Origin of fremitusModern Latin from L, a roaring from fremere, to roar from Indo-European base an unverified form bherem-, to murmur from source Welsh brefu, to bray, German brummen, to grumble
A palpable vibration, as felt by the hand placed on the chest during coughing or speaking.
Origin of fremitusLatin a murmuring from past participle of fremere to murmur