Definition of palpate in English:

palpate

Syllabification: pal·pate
Pronunciation: /ˈpalˌpāt
 
/

verb

[with object]
Examine (a part of the body) by touch, especially for medical purposes.
More example sentences
  • No mass was palpated on physical examination, and her mammography was negative.
  • Thyroid masses and lymphadenopathy that cause obstructive dysphagia can be palpated on examination of the neck.
  • During the examination, the clinician should palpate the skin for temperature changes.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin palpat- 'touched gently', from the verb palpare.

Derivatives

palpation

Pronunciation: /palˈpāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • Some experts have called for ultrasonography and abdominal palpation to detect these aneurysms.
  • Physical examination included sinus palpation and evaluation for nasal edema, erythema, or discharge.
  • The physical examination also should include careful palpation of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.

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