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palpate

pal·pate

palpate

 
pronunciation:
pael peIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: palpated, palpates, palpating
definition: to examine (an internal organ or an external part of the body) for medical reasons by touching or pressing.
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derivations: palpatory (adj.), palpation (n.)
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