palpation

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palpate +‎ -tion

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palpation (countable and uncountable, plural palpations)

  1. (medicine) The act of feeling or pushing on various parts of a patient’s body to determine medical condition such as the normality of organs or the presence or absence of tumors, swelling, muscle tension, etc.

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palpation f (plural palpations)

  1. palpation