[kron-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik]


affecting the rate or timing of a physiologic process, as the heart rate.

Nearby words

  1. chronoscope,
  2. chronoscopic,
  3. chronoscopy,
  4. chronotherapy,
  5. chronotron,
  6. chronotropism,
  7. chrys-,
  8. chrysalid,
  9. chrysalis,
  10. chrysanthemum

Origin of chronotropic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for chronotropic


[krŏn′ə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk]


Affecting the rate of rhythmic movements, such as the heartbeat.

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