verb (used with object), pal·pat·ed, pal·pat·ing.
Origin of palpate1
Examples from the Web for palpatory
Palpation or palpatory auscultation occasionally, though very rarely, reveals a peritoneal friction sound (Gerhardt).
British Dictionary definitions for palpatory (1 of 2)
Word Origin for palpate
British Dictionary definitions for palpatory (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for palpatory
"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.