- The act or process of shaking violently, especially as a method of diagnosis to detect the presence of fluid and air in a body cavity.
- The condition of being shaken violently.
Origin of succussionLatin succussiō succussiōn- from succussus past participle of succutere to toss up sub- up from below ; see sub- . quatere to shake ; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.
Latin succussio, from succutere.