verb (used with or without object), aus·cul·tat·ed, aus·cul·tat·ing. Medicine/Medical.
Origin of auscultate
Examples from the Web for auscultatory
It is measured by noting the first sound audible over the brachial artery using the auscultatory method.
Irregularities can be made out by the auscultatory method which can not be heard at the heart.
British Dictionary definitions for auscultatory
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."