dicrotic

[ 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

  1. dicot,
  2. dicotyl,
  3. dicotyledon,
  4. dicotyledonous,
  5. dicoumarin,
  6. dicrotic notch,
  7. dicrotic pulse,
  8. dicrotic wave,
  9. dicrotism,
  10. 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

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British Dictionary definitions for hyperdicrotic

dicrotic

dicrotal (ˈdaɪkrətəl)

/ (daɪˈkrɒtɪk) /

adjective

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 hyperdicrotic

hyperdicrotic

[ hī′pər-dī-krŏtĭk ]

adj.

Characterized by excess dicrotism.

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