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