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pulsatile

[puhl-suh-til, -tahyl] /ˈpʌl sə tɪl, -ˌtaɪl/
adjective
1.
pulsating; throbbing.
Origin of pulsatile
1535-1545
From the Medieval Latin word pulsātīlis, dating back to 1535-45. See pulsate, -ile
Related forms
pulsatility
[puhl-suh-til-i-tee] /ˌpʌl səˈtɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the Web for pulsatile
Historical Examples
  • He studied particularly the movements of the heart, the action of the valves, and the pulsatile forces in the arteries.

  • It is pulsatile, and a systolic bruit or a “thrilling” murmur may be heard over it.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for pulsatile

pulsatile

/ˈpʌlsəˌtaɪl/
adjective
1.
beating rhythmically; pulsating or throbbing
Derived Forms
pulsatility (ˌpʌlsəˈtɪlɪtɪ) noun
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pulsatile in Medicine

pulsatile pul·sa·tile (pŭl'sə-təl, -tīl')
adj.
Undergoing pulsation.

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