Auscultation definition

ôskəl-tāshən
A listening.
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A listening, often with the aid of a stethoscope, to sounds in the chest, abdomen, etc. so as to determine the condition of the heart, lungs, etc.
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The act of listening.
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The act of listening for sounds made by internal organs, as the heart and lungs, to aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders.
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(medicine) Diagnosis of disorders by listening to the sounds of the internal organs, usually using a stethoscope.
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The act of listening.
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(medicine) The act of listening for sounds made by internal organs, as the heart and lungs, to aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
auscultation
Plural:
auscultations

Origin of auscultation

  • Latin auscultātiō auscultātiōn- from auscultātus past participle of auscultāre to listen to ous- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin a listening, a heeding

    From Wiktionary