"You canker blossom!" 3 Shakespearean Insults
"examine by touch," c.1850, a back-formation from palpation, or else from Latin palpatus, past participle of palpare "to touch" (see feel (v.)). Related: Palpated; palpating.
palpate pal·pate (pāl'pāt')v. pal·pat·ed, pal·pat·ing, pal·pates To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.