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catadicrotism in Medicine

catadicrotism

(kăt′ə-dīkrə-tĭz′əm)
n.
  1. A condition of the pulse marked by two expansions of the artery following the main beat, producing two upward notches on the downstroke of the pulse tracing.
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Related formscat′a•di•crotic (-krŏtĭk) adj.
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