Word of the Week Wednesday: auscultation


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: auscultation

Auscultation describes the act of listening to the sounds of internal organs as a method of diagnosis.

I like this word because it looks kind of odd-ball to me.  It’s got the “au” which is related to sound but other than that, I don’t see much of a clue in the word as to it’s meaning,

Maybe it’s because the word is new to me, but the first “t” seems out of place.  Of course, it could be the similarity between this word and “oscillation”.


About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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