from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medical examination to determine the condition of a person's health or physical fitness, especially for a specified activity or service.
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- n. The examination of the patient's body with the use of such methods as inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an examination of the bodily condition of a person.
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Mrs. Ascott resumed with a message for MTH: "It would be wise ... to have a complete physical examination ... without delay!"
He was fifty and a Colonel of Infantry in the Army of the United States and to pass a physical examination that he had to take the day before he came down to Venice for this shoot, he had taken enough mannitol hexanitrate to, well he did not quite know what to—to pass, he said to himself.