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physical examination

noun
1.
an examination, usually by a physician, of a person's body in order to determine his or her state of health or physical fitness, as for military service or participation in a sport.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for physical examination

physical examination

noun
1.
(med) the process of examining the body by means of sight, touch, percussion, or auscultation to diagnose disease or verify fitness
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physical examination in Medicine

physical examination n.
A medical examination to determine a person's health or physical fitness, especially for a specified activity or service.

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