verb (used with object), pal·pat·ed, pal·pat·ing.
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Origin of palpate1
OTHER WORDS FROM palpatepal·pa·tion, nounpal·pa·to·ry [pal-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈpæl pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
Definition for palpate (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for palpate
If a dilated stomach contains considerable fluid and the abdominal walls are yielding, fluctuation may be perceived by palpation.
There is pain in raising the heel from the ground, and creaking can be felt on palpation.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Palpation of the sinus with the finger or aspiration with a hollow needle is sometimes advised as an aid to diagnosis.
At first elastic and resilient, it slowly decreased in volume with the assumption of a soft doughy character on palpation.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
But usually when a tumor is present it is readily mapped out by palpation.