physical examination

noun

Definition of physical examination

: an examination of the bodily functions and condition of an individual

Examples of physical examination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He has also been sanctioned for presenting false and altered documents from a physical examination to West Virginia stewards and for inflicting visible injuries on one of his mounts through misuse of the whip. Tim Sullivan, The Enquirer, 12 May 2022 He has also been sanctioned for presenting false and altered documents from a physical examination to West Virginia stewards and for inflicting visible injuries on one of his mounts through misuse of the whip. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 11 May 2022 He has also been sanctioned for presenting false and altered documents from a physical examination to West Virginia stewards and for inflicting visible injuries on one of his mounts through misuse of the whip. Tim Sullivan, USA TODAY, 11 May 2022 Parasites are also a concern with songbirds, as well as some species of bacteria, so Lossie and another avian pathologist began with a physical examination. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Mar. 2022 But a drug test must accompany a physical examination as well, as THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can stay in the bloodstream for weeks. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 The deal, which also includes a mutual option for 2023 worth $4 million, is pending a physical examination. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 14 Mar. 2022 The Social Security Administration sent her for an independent physical examination before issuing the denial. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2022 During LeVert’s required physical examination, doctors found a cancerous mass on his left kidney -- a life-saving discovery. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of physical examination

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of physical examination was circa 1884

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30 May 2022

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“Physical examination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physical%20examination. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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physical examination

noun

Medical Definition of physical examination

: an examination of the bodily functions and condition of an individual

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