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self-examination

self–examination

noun self–ex·am·i·na·tion \-ig-ˌza-mə-ˈnā-shən\

: careful examination of your own behavior and beliefs to see whether they are good or bad

medical : the act or practice of checking your body for symptoms of illness

Full Definition of SELF-EXAMINATION

1
:  a reflective examination (as of one's beliefs or motives) :  introspection
2
:  examination of one's body especially for evidence of disease

First Known Use of SELF-EXAMINATION

1647

self–examination

noun self–ex·am·i·na·tion \-ig-ˌzam-ə-ˈnā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SELF–EXAMINATION

:  examination of one's body especially for evidence of disease <regular self–examination for early detection of breast cancer>

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