|the basinlike cavity in the lower part of the trunk of many vertebrates, formed in humans by the innominate bones, sacrum, etc.|
|of or pertaining to the throat or neck.|
|1.||the diagnostic technique in medicine of listening to the various internal sounds made by the body, usually with the aid of a stethoscope|
|2.||the act of listening|
|[C19: from Latin auscultātiō a listening, from auscultāre to listen attentively; related to Latin auris ear]|
auscultation aus·cul·ta·tion (ô'skəl-tā'shən)
The act of listening for sounds made by internal organs, such as the heart and lungs, to aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders.