- to examine by touch, especially for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.
Origin of palpate1
Related Words for palpatedabut, rub, probe, converge, stroke, caress, verge, border, fondle, toy, scrutinize, paw, pet, tickle, contact, partake, osculate, dab, march, inspect
Examples from the Web for palpated
Historical Examples of palpated
The empty glenoid may sometimes be palpated from the axilla.
The radial artery was palpated to determine the presence of sclerosis.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
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A week later the wound track could be palpated as an evident hard continuous cord.
No exit wound discovered, and no track could be palpated between the two openings, which were both circular and depressed.
The limb is held flexed and pronated, and the facility with which the bony points can be palpated renders the diagnosis easy.
- (tr) med to examine (an area of the body) by the sense of touch and pressure
Word Origin for palpate
- zoology of, relating to, or possessing a palp or palps
"examine by touch," c.1850, a back-formation from palpation, or else from Latin palpatus, past participle of palpare "to touch" (see feel (v.)). Related: Palpated; palpating.
- To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.