Definitions for palpateˈpæl peɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•pateˈpæl peɪt(v.t.)-pat•ed, -pat•ing.

  1. to examine by touch, esp. for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of palpate:

1840–50; < L palpātus, ptp. of palpāre to stroke, touch, der. of palpus palm of the hand; see -ate1

pal′pa•to`ry-pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

pal•pateˈpæl peɪt(adj.)

  1. Zool.having a palpus or palpi.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of palpate:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. palpate, feel(verb)

    examine (a body part) by palpation

    "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"


  1. palpate(Verb)

    to examine, or otherwise explore, (usually an area or organ of the human body) by feeling it

    I palpated his expired heart.

  2. palpate(Adjective)

    of palp, or having palp

  3. Origin: From palpatus, perfect passive participle of palpo.


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