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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional).

Usage examples (37)
  • The ads promote a quick physical exam, called palpation, in which doctors feel for unusual lumps in the thyroid, a small gland in the front of the neck.
  • In fact, in this report there's also some commentary about the role of breast palpation which is not being encouraged.
  • No groove could be detected on the bone on palpation.
  • Further or conclusive examination is made by palpation. for more
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