Palpate definition

pălpāt
To examine or explore by touching (an organ or area of the body), usually as a diagnostic aid.
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Having a palp or palps.
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To examine by touching, as for medical diagnosis.
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Having a palpus or palpi.
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To examine or explore by touching an organ or area of the body, usually as a diagnostic aid.
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Having a palp or palps.
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To examine, or otherwise explore, (usually an area or organ of the human body) by feeling it.

I palpated his expired heart.

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Of palp, or having palp.
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Origin of palpate

  • Latin palpāre palpāt- to touch gently pāl- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin palpātus, perfect passive participle of palpō (“touch softly").

    From Wiktionary