Today's Word "auscultation"

The act of listening on

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auscultation \o-skuhl-TAY-shuhn\ (noun) - 1 : The act of listening. 2 : The act of listening for sounds made by internal organs, as the heart and lungs, to aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders.

"After Tess's doctor performed chest auscultation with a stethoscope he detected heart murmurs and harshness of the lungs."


Latin auscultatio, auscultation-, from auscultatus, past participle of auscultare, to listen to.



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