auscultation

[aw-skuhl-tey-shuhn]
noun
Medicine/Medical. the act of listening, either directly or through a stethoscope or other instrument, to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin auscultātiōn- (stem of auscultātiō) a listening, attending to, equivalent to auscultāt(us) listened to (past participle of auscultāre; aus- (variant stem of auris ear) + -cultā- of uncertain sense and orig. + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

auscultation, osculation.
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auscultation (ˌɔːskəlˈteɪʃən)
 
n
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]
 
auscultatory
 
adj
 
auscultative
 
adj

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auscultation aus·cul·ta·tion (ô'skəl-tā'shən)
n.
The act of listening for sounds made by internal organs, such as the heart and lungs, to aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders.

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Steve submitted docilely to the pediatrician's experienced prodding and auscultation.
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