- having or pertaining to a double beat of the pulse for each beat of the heart.
Origin of dicrotic
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Dicrotism, or reduplication of the pulse-beat, is not uncommon in typhus and typhoid fever.
- physiol having or relating to a double pulse for each heartbeat
Word Origin for dicrotic
C19: from Greek dikrotos double-beating, from di- 1 + krotein to beat
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- A condition in which the pulse is felt as two beats per single heartbeat.
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