- Examination with the hands, feeling for organs, masses, or infiltration of a part of the body, feeling the heart or pulse beat, or vibrations in the chest.
- Touching, feeling, or perceiving by the sense of touch.
[L. palpatio, fr. palpo, pp. -atus, to touch, stroke]
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