auscultation

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Auscultation \Aus'cul*ta"tion\, noun [L. ausculcatio, fr. auscultare to listen, fr. a dim. of auris, orig. ausis, ear. See {Auricle}, and cf. {Scout}, noun]

1. The act of listening or hearkening to. --Hickes.

2. (Med.) An examination by listening either directly with the ear (immediate auscultation) applied to parts of the body, as the abdomen; or with the stethoscope (mediate auscultation), in order to distinguish sounds recognized as a sign of health or of disease.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

auscultation

noun

1: listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)


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