Definition of palpatory in US English:

palpatory

adjective

Medicine
  • Of, relating to, or involving palpation.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Von Ziemssen's Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine. From classical Latin palpāt-, past participial stem of palpāre palp + -ory, in early use after German palpatorisch.

Pronunciation

palpatory

/ˈpalpət(ə)ri/