auscultation

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From Latin a listening, a heeding

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auscultation (countable and uncountable, plural auscultations)

  1. (medicine) Diagnosis of disorders by listening to the sounds of the internal organs, usually using a stethoscope.
    • 1973, David Hendin, Death as a Fact of Life, George J. McLeod, (1973), p. 22
      The movement was also responsible for the recognition of several new signs of death such as fixed, dilated pupils and auscultation of the heart.

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