[ kăt′ə-dī′krə-tĭz′əm ]
A condition of the pulse marked by two expansions of the artery following the main beat, producing two upward notches on the downstroke of the pulse tracing.
Related formscat′a•di•crot′ic (-krŏt′ĭk) adj.
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