Palpation definition

(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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Noun

Singular:
palpation
Plural:
palpations

Origin of palpation

  • From palpate + -tion

    From Wiktionary