n. a diagnostic method in which the examiner, who is usually a doctor, listens for sounds within the body either with a stethoscope (mediate auscultation) or directly, by laying his or her ear on the surface of the body (immediate auscultation).

AUSCULTATION: "Auscultation refers to the diagnosing of internal problems via listening to sounds in the body in some fashion."
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