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pal·pate 1

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

Having a palp or palps.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palpation - a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
ballottement - a palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus)
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)


An act of touching:


n. palpación, acto de tocar y examinar con las manos un área del cuerpo.
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Bimanual palpation may reveal the presence of a palpable calculus in most cases involving the submandibular duct.
13 Bimanual palpation and conventional radiography are not always sufficient in making a differential diagnoses.
On examination by bimanual palpation, firm to hard mass was felt in the region opposite to 33 and 34 and another mass was felt opposite to 35 and 36 (Fig.
On bimanual palpation the swelling was lobulated with smooth margins.