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palpation

 
Noun palpation has 1 sense
  1. palpation, tactual exploration - 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)
    --1 is a kind of examination, scrutiny; touch, touching
    --1 has particulars: ballottement
    Derived form: verb palpate1
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