A feature is palpable if it can be felt through the skin.  Physicians often apply finger pressure during a physical examination to test such things as swelling or muscle tone.  

Some features are normally palpable, but if a mass or feature is palpable when it is usually not, it usually requires further investigation.

Palpation at Wikipedia

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.