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From Latin palpātus, perfect passive participle of palpō (“touch softly").
Latin palpāre palpāt- to touch gently pāl- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The doctor will take the child's temperature, gently palpate (touch) the skin over the parotid glands, and look inside the child's mouth.
Do I need to have an ultrasound done or should I just have them palpate her?
He will palpate the uterus in order to determine whether or not your cat is carrying kittens.
At approximately two months gestation, you've probably missed the window for your vet to be able to palpate, or feel, the pups in the uterus.
The doctor will press (palpate) the affected lymph nodes to see if they are sore or tender, and search for an entry point for the infection, like a scratch or bite.
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