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palpate1

[pal-peyt] /ˈpæl peɪt/
verb (used with object), palpated, palpating.
1.
to examine by touch, especially for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin palpātus, past participle of palpāre to stroke, touch; see palpus, -ate1
Related forms
palpation, noun
palpatory
[pal-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈpæl pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for palpating

palpate1

/ˈpælpeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (med) to examine (an area of the body) by the sense of touch and pressure
Derived Forms
palpation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin palpāre to stroke

palpate2

/ˈpælpeɪt/
adjective
1.
(zoology) of, relating to, or possessing a palp or palps
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palpating in Medicine

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.


pal·pa'tion n.
pal'pa'tor n.
pal'pa·tor'y (-pə-tôr'ē) adj.
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