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auscultation (n.)

"act of listening," 1630s, from Latin auscultationem (nominative auscultatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of auscultare "listen attentively to" (see auscultate). Medical sense is from 1821, "a listening to the internal parts of the body via a stethoscope."

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Definitions of auscultation from WordNet

auscultation (n.)
listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope);
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