palpitant

[ pal-pi-tuh nt ]
/ ˈpæl pɪ tənt /

adjective

affected or characterized by palpitation.

Nearby words

  1. palpebral artery,
  2. palpebral fissure,
  3. palpebrate,
  4. palpebronasal fold,
  5. palpi,
  6. palpitate,
  7. palpitation,
  8. palpus,
  9. palsa,
  10. palsgrave

Origin of palpitant

1835–40; < Latin palpitant- (stem of palpitāns), present participle of palpitāre. See palpitate, -ant

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Word Origin and History for palpitant

palpitant

adj.

1837, from French palpitant (early 16c.), from Latin palpitantem, present participle of palpitare "to move frequently and swiftly, tremble, throb," frequentative of palpare "to touch" (see feel (v.)).

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