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[ dahy-krot-ik ]
/ daɪˈkrɒt ɪk /

adjective Physiology.

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

Nearby words

dicot, dicotyl, dicotyledon, dicotyledonous, dicoumarin, dicrotic, dicrotic notch, dicrotic pulse, dicrotic wave, dicrotism, dict.

Origin of dicrotic

1700–10; < Greek díkrot(os) double beating (di- di-1 + krótos a clapping, rattling noise) + -ic
Related formsdi·cro·tism [dahy-kruh-tiz-uh m] /ˈdaɪ krəˌtɪz əm/, nounhy·per·di·crot·ic, adjectivehy·per·di·cro·tism, nounpre·di·crot·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dicrotism

  • Dicrotism, or reduplication of the pulse-beat, is not uncommon in typhus and typhoid fever.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I|Various

British Dictionary definitions for dicrotism


dicrotal (ˈdaɪkrətəl)

/ (daɪˈkrɒtɪk) /


physiol having or relating to a double pulse for each heartbeat
Derived Formsdicrotism (ˈdaɪkrəˌtɪzəm), noun

Word Origin for dicrotic

C19: from Greek dikrotos double-beating, from di- 1 + krotein to beat
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Medicine definitions for dicrotism


[ dīkrə-tĭz′əm ]


A condition in which the pulse is felt as two beats per single heartbeat.
Related formsdi•crotic (-krŏtĭk) adj.
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