palpate


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pal·pate 1

 (păl′pāt′)
tr.v. pal·pat·ed, pal·pat·ing, pal·pates
To examine or explore by touching (an organ or area of the body), usually as a diagnostic aid.

[Latin palpāre, palpāt-, to touch gently; see pāl- in Indo-European roots.]

pal·pa′tion n.
pal′pa′tor n.
pal′pa·tor′y (-pə-tôr′ē) adj.

pal·pate 2

 (păl′pāt′)
adj.
Having a palp or palps.

palpate

(ˈpælpeɪt)
vb
(Medicine) (tr) med to examine (an area of the body) by the sense of touch and pressure
[C19: from Latin palpāre to stroke]
palˈpation n

palpate

(ˈpælpeɪt)
adj
(Zoology) zoology of, relating to, or possessing a palp or palps

pal•pate1

(ˈpæl peɪt)

v.t. -pat•ed, -pat•ing.
to examine by touch, esp. for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.
[1840–50; < Latin palpātus, past participle of palpāre to stroke, touch, derivative of palpus palm of the hand; see -ate1]
pal•pa′tion, n.
pal′pa•to`ry (-pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

pal•pate2

(ˈpæl peɪt)

adj.
Zool. having a palpus or palpi.
[1855–60]

palpate


Past participle: palpated
Gerund: palpating

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am palpating
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Present Perfect
I have palpated
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Past Continuous
I was palpating
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
I will have palpated
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Future Continuous
I will be palpating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been palpating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been palpating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been palpating
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Conditional
I would palpate
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Past Conditional
I would have palpated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.palpate - examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
feel - grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his wallet"

palpate

verb
To bring the hands or fingers, for example, into contact with so as to give or receive a physical sensation:
Translations

palpate

[ˈpælpeɪt] VT (Med) → palpar

palpate

vt (Med) → palpieren

pal·pate

vt. palpar, acto de palpación, examen de tacto con las manos y los dedos.

palpate

vt palpar
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