[ pal-pi-tuh nt ]
/ ˈpæl pɪ tənt /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for palpitant



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.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper