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noun

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

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Origin of physical examination

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for physical examination

physical examination

noun

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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Medical definitions for physical examination

physical examination

n.

A medical examination to determine a person's health or physical fitness, especially for a specified activity or service.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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