Definition of auscultation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

auscultation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɔːskəlˈteɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːskəlˈteɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](medical)
 
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the process of listening to somebody’s breathing using a stethoscope Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin auscultatio(n-), from auscultare ‘listen to’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: auscultation