physical examination

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  1. an examination, usually by a physician, of a person's body in order to determine the person's state of health or physical fitness, such as for military service or participation in a sport.

Origin of physical examination

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for physical examination

physical examination

  1. med the process of examining the body by means of sight, touch, percussion, or auscultation to diagnose disease or verify fitness

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