acrotism

[ ak-ruh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˈæk rəˌtɪz əm /

noun Pathology.

absence or weakness of the pulse.

Origin of acrotism

1850–55; a-6 + Greek krót(os) beating or rhythmical sound + -ism
Related formsa·crot·ic [uh-krot-ik] /əˈkrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for acrotism

acrotism

[ ăkrə-tĭz′əm ]

n.

Absent or imperceptible pulse.
Related formsa•crotic (ə-krŏtĭk) adj.
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