auscultation

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

Definition of auscultation

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

Origin and Etymology of auscultation

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


First Known Use: 1820


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auscultation

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

Medical Definition of auscultation

  1. :  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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