percuss definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin percussus, past participle of percutere, to strike ; from per-, per- plush quatere, to shake: see quash
- percussor noun
percuss definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb per·cussed, per·cuss·ing, per·cuss·es
Origin: Latin percutere, percuss-, to strike hard : per-, per- + quatere, to strike; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.
percuss - Medical Definition