This condition could be detected by palpation even during life.
It is best to have a firm background when this "fingernail" palpation is used.
The synovial cavity of the knee was distended and doughy on palpation.
Cancer of the cardia cannot be felt by palpation of the abdomen unless the tumor extends down upon the body of the stomach.
The cause of the pain is made evident on inspection and palpation of the interior of the mouth.
palpation of the distended stomach yields an elastic resistance which has been compared to that of an air-cushion.
If a dilated stomach contains considerable fluid and the abdominal walls are yielding, fluctuation may be perceived by palpation.
Peristaltic movements may perhaps be appreciated by palpation when they are not evident on inspection.
By palpation evidence of pain is discernible, though very little swelling occurs.
palpation may elicit, besides tenderness, points or regions of induration or intumescence.
late 15c., from Middle French palpation, from Latin palpationem (nominative palpatio) "stroking, flattering, flattery," noun of action from past participle stem of palpare "to touch" (see feel (v.)). Used in English in literal sense.
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.