[ pal-puh-buhl ]
/ ˈpæl pə bəl /
readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident: a palpable lie; palpable absurdity.
capable of being touched or felt; tangible.
Medicine/Medical. perceptible by palpation.
Words nearby palpable
Origin of palpable
OTHER WORDS FROM palpable
pal·pa·bil·i·ty, pal·pa·ble·ness, nounpal·pa·bly, adverbnon·pal·pa·bil·i·ty, nounnon·pal·pa·ble, adjective
non·pal·pa·bly, adverbun·pal·pa·ble, adjectiveun·pal·pa·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for non-palpable
/ (ˈpælpəbəl) /
(usually prenominal) easily perceived by the senses or the mind; obviousthe excuse was a palpable lie
capable of being touched; tangible
med capable of being discerned by the sense of toucha palpable tumour
Derived forms of palpablepalpability or palpableness, nounpalpably, adverb
Word Origin for palpable
C14: from Late Latin palpābilis that may be touched, from Latin palpāre to stroke, touch
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Medicine definitions for non-palpable
[ păl′pə-bəl ]
Perceptible to touch; capable of being palpated.
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