bigeminy

[ bahy-jem-uh-nee ]
/ baɪˈdʒɛm ə ni /

noun Medicine/Medical.

the occurrence of premature atrial or ventricular heartbeats in pairs.

Origin of bigeminy

1920–25; < Late Latin bigemin(us) double (equivalent to Latin bi- bi-1 + geminus twin) + -y3
Related formsbi·gem·i·nal, adjective
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Medicine definitions for bigeminal (1 of 2)

bigeminal

[ bī-jĕmə-nəl ]

adj.

Occurring in pairs; doubled or twinned.

Medicine definitions for bigeminal (2 of 2)

bigeminy

[ bī-jĕmə-nē ]

n.

An association in pairs.
A bigeminal pulse.
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