bigeminy

[ bahy-jem-uh-nee ]
/ baɪˈdʒɛm ə ni /

noun Medicine/Medical.

the occurrence of premature atrial or ventricular heartbeats in pairs.

Nearby words

  1. bigarreau,
  2. bigass,
  3. bigeminal,
  4. bigeminal pulse,
  5. bigeminal rhythm,
  6. bigender,
  7. bigener,
  8. bigeneric,
  9. bigeye,
  10. bigeye scad

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 bigeminy

bigeminy

[ bī-jĕmə-nē ]

n.

An association in pairs.
A bigeminal pulse.

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