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acrotism

[ ak-ruh-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈæk rəˌtɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.

absence or weakness of the pulse.

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Origin of acrotism

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

acrotism
[ ăkrə-tĭz′əm ]

n.

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