Definition for AUS-CUL-TA'TION

AUS-CUL-TA'TION, n. [L. from antiq. ause, Gr. ους, ουας, the ear, and cultus, from colo, to use or exercise.]

  1. The act of listening, or hearkening to.
  2. In medicine, a method of distinguishing diseases, particularly in the thorax, by observing the sounds in the part, generally by means of a tube applied to the surface. – Laennec.

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