Palpable Definition

That can be touched, felt, or handled; tangible.
Webster's New World
Capable of being felt by palpating.
A palpable tumor.
American Heritage
Easily perceived by the senses; audible, recognizable, perceptible, noticeable, etc.
Webster's New World
Clear to the mind; obvious; evident; plain.
Webster's New World

(medicine) That can be detected by palpation.

Perceptible to touch; capable of being palpated.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Palpable

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin palpābilis from Latin palpāre to touch gently pāl- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle French palpable and its source, Latin palpābilis.

    From Wiktionary

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