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palpate

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verb pal·pate \ˈpal-ˌpāt\

Simple Definition of palpate

  • medical : to examine (part of the body) by touching it

Full Definition of palpate

pal·pat·edpal·pat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to examine by touch especially medically

pal·pa·tion play \pal-ˈpā-shən\ noun

Examples of palpate

  1. The doctor palpated his ribs to see if there was any tenderness.



Origin of palpate

probably back-formation from palpation, from Latin palpation-, palpatio, from palpare


First Known Use: circa 1852

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Medical Dictionary

palpate

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verb pal·pate \ˈpal-ˌpāt\

Medical Definition of palpate

pal·pat·edpal·pat·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to examine by touch :  explore by palpation

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to use the technique of palpation




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