Palpated



[pal-peyt] /ˈpæl peɪt/

verb (used with object), palpated, palpating.
1.
to examine by touch, especially for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.
/ˈpælpeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (med) to examine (an area of the body) by the sense of touch and pressure
/ˈpælpeɪt/
adjective
1.
(zoology) of, relating to, or possessing a palp or palps
v.

“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.

palpate pal·pate (pāl’pāt’)
v. pal·pat·ed, pal·pat·ing, pal·pates
To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.
pal·pa’tion n.
pal’pa’tor n.
pal’pa·tor’y (-pə-tôr’ē) adj.

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