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dicrotic

[dahy-krot-ik] /daɪˈkrɒt ɪk/
adjective, Physiology.
1.
having or pertaining to a double beat of the pulse for each beat of the heart.
Origin of dicrotic
1700-1710
1700-10; < Greek díkrot(os) double beating (di- di-1 + krótos a clapping, rattling noise) + -ic
Related forms
dicrotism
[dahy-kruh-tiz-uh m] /ˈdaɪ krəˌtɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
hyperdicrotic, adjective
hyperdicrotism, noun
predicrotic, adjective
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dicrotic

/daɪˈkrɒtɪk/
adjective
1.
(physiol) having or relating to a double pulse for each heartbeat
Derived Forms
dicrotism (ˈdaɪkrəˌtɪzəm) noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek dikrotos double-beating, from di-1 + krotein to beat
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dicrotism in Medicine

dicrotism di·cro·tism (dī'krə-tĭz'əm)
n.
A condition in which the pulse is felt as two beats per single heartbeat.


di·crot'ic (-krŏt'ĭk) adj.
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