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auscultation

auscultation

noun aus·cul·ta·tion \ˌ-skəl-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of AUSCULTATION

:  the act of listening to sounds arising within organs (as the lungs) as an aid to diagnosis and treatment

Origin of AUSCULTATION

Latin auscultation-, auscultatio act of listening, from auscultare to listen; akin to Latin auris ear — more at ear
First Known Use: 1821

auscultation

noun aus·cul·ta·tion \ˌ-skəl-ˈtā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AUSCULTATION

:  the act of listening to sounds arising within organs (as the lungs or heart) as an aid to diagnosis and treatment

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