auscultation [aw-skuh l-tey-shuh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. Medicine/Medical. the act of listening, either directly or through a stethoscope or other instrument, to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis.

Origin of auscultation 1625–35; Latin auscultātiōn- (stem of auscultātiō) a listening, attending to, equivalent to auscultāt(us) listened to (past participle of auscultāre; aus- (variant stem of auris ear) + -cultā- of uncertain sense and orig. + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion Can be confusedauscultation osculation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for auscultation Historical Examples of auscultation

  • Auscultation and percussion show that the internal organs are normal.

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori

  • Auscultation of the oesophagus will determine the locality of the arrest.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • This difference is less manifest to the eye than to the ear in auscultation.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I


  • Percussion, auscultation, and exploration are also available methods.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • “Auscultation will give us the clue,” said he, and drew his stethoscope.

    Hard Cash

    Charles Reade

  • British Dictionary definitions for auscultation auscultation noun

    1. the diagnostic technique in medicine of listening to the various internal sounds made by the body, usually with the aid of a stethoscope
    2. the act of listening

    Derived Formsauscultatory (ɔːˈskʌltətərɪ) or auscultative (ɔːˈskʌltətɪv, ˈɔːskəlˌteɪtɪv), adjectiveWord Origin for auscultation C19: from Latin auscultātiō a listening, from auscultāre to listen attentively; related to Latin auris ear Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for auscultation n.

    “act of listening,” 1630s, from Latin auscultationem (nominative auscultatio), noun of action from past participle stem of auscultare (see auscultate). Medical sense is from 1821.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper auscultation in Medicine auscultation [ô′skəl-tā′shən] n.

    1. The act of listening for sounds made by internal organs, such as the heart and lungs, to aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders.

    The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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