Origin: < L percussus, pp. of percutere, to strike < per-, per- + quatere, to shake: see quash
- percussor noun
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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