auscultation

noun
aus·​cul·​ta·​tion | \ ˌȯ-skəl-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce auscultation (audio) \

Definition of auscultation

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

Examples of auscultation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is no palpation (feeling with fingers or hands), no auscultation (listening to body sounds) and no percussion (tapping body parts), all essential components of a physical examination. Diane Omdahl, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 Pulmonary exam: His lungs were clear to auscultation. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of auscultation

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for auscultation

Latin auscultation-, auscultatio act of listening, from auscultare to listen; akin to Latin auris ear — more at ear

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“Auscultation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auscultation. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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auscultation

noun
aus·​cul·​ta·​tion | \ ˌȯ-skəl-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce auscultation (audio) \

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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