- to examine by auscultation.
Origin of auscultate
Examples from the Web for auscultatory
Irregularities can be made out by the auscultatory method which can not be heard at the heart.
It is measured by noting the first sound audible over the brachial artery using the auscultatory method.
- to examine (a patient) by means of auscultation
Word Origin and History for auscultatory
"to listen" (especially with a stethoscope), 1832, from Latin auscultatus, past participle of auscultare "to listen attentively to," from aus-, from auris "ear" (see ear (n.1)); "the rest is doubtful" [OED]. Tucker suggests the second element is akin to clinere "to lean, bend."
- To examine by auscultation.