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physical examination

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 of physical examination
1880-85 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for physical-examination

physical examination

(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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