palpate

as in to feel
medical to examine (part of the body) by touching it The doctor palpated his ribs to see if there was any tenderness.

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“Palpate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/palpate. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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