dicrotic

[ dahy-krot-ik ]
/ daɪˈkrɒt ɪk /

adjective Physiology.

having or pertaining to a double beat of the pulse for each beat of the heart.

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Origin of dicrotic

1700–10; <Greek díkrot(os) double beating (di-di-1 + krótos a clapping, rattling noise) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM dicrotic

di·cro·tism [dahy-kruh-tiz-uhm], /ˈdaɪ krəˌtɪz əm/, nounhy·per·di·crot·ic, adjectivehy·per·di·cro·tism, nounpre·di·crot·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dicrotic

dicrotic

dicrotal (ˈdaɪkrətəl)

/ (daɪˈkrɒtɪk) /

adjective

physiol having or relating to a double pulse for each heartbeat

Derived forms of dicrotic

dicrotism (ˈdaɪkrəˌtɪzəm), noun

Word Origin for dicrotic

C19: from Greek dikrotos double-beating, from di- 1 + krotein to beat
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