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auscultate

[aw-skuh l-teyt]
verb (used with or without object), aus·cul·tat·ed, aus·cul·tat·ing. Medicine/Medical.
  1. to examine by auscultation.
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Origin of auscultate

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from auscultation
Related formsaus·cul·ta·tive [aw-skuh l-tey-tiv, aw-skuhl-tuh-] /ˈɔ skəlˌteɪ tɪv, ɔˈskʌl tə-/, aus·cul·ta·to·ry [aw-skuhl-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɔˈskʌl təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveaus·cul·ta·tor, noun
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Examples from the Web for auscultatory

Historical Examples

  • Irregularities can be made out by the auscultatory method which can not be heard at the heart.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • It is measured by noting the first sound audible over the brachial artery using the auscultatory method.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield


British Dictionary definitions for auscultatory

auscultate

verb
  1. to examine (a patient) by means of auscultation
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Derived Formsauscultator, noun
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Word Origin and History for auscultatory

auscultate

v.

"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."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

auscultatory in Medicine

auscultate

skəl-tāt′)
v.
  1. To examine by auscultation.
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Related formsauscul•ta′tive adj.aus•culta•to′ry (ô-skŭltə-tôr′ē) adj.
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