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 Dictionary entry overview: What does auscultation mean? 

  The noun AUSCULTATION has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: AUSCULTATION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1auscultation [BACK TO TOP]


Listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("auscultation" is a kind of...):

diagnostic procedure; diagnostic technique (a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis)

hearing; listening (the act of hearing attentively)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "auscultation"):

percussion; pleximetry (tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes)

succussion (shaking a person to determine whether a large amount of liquid is present in a body cavity)

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