palpating

palpate

1 [pal-peyt]
verb (used with object), palpated, palpating.
to examine by touch, especially for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.

Origin:
1840–50; < Latin palpātus, past participle of palpāre to stroke, touch; see palpus, -ate1

palpation, noun
palpatory [pal-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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palpate1 (ˈpælpeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) med to examine (an area of the body) by the sense of touch and pressure
 
[C19: from Latin palpāre to stroke]
 
pal'pation1
 
n

palpate2 (ˈpælpeɪt)
 
adj
zoology of, relating to, or possessing a palp or palps

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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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