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pulsatile

[ puhl-suh-til, -tahyl ]
/ ˈpʌl sə tɪl, -ˌtaɪl /
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adjective
pulsating; throbbing.
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Origin of pulsatile

First recorded in 1535–45; from Medieval Latin pulsātīlis; See pulsate, -ile

OTHER WORDS FROM pulsatile

pul·sa·til·i·ty [puhl-suh-til-i-tee], /ˌpʌl səˈtɪl ɪ ti/, noun
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How to use pulsatile in a sentence

  • It is pulsatile, and a systolic bruit or a “thrilling” murmur may be heard over it.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • He studied particularly the movements of the heart, the action of the valves, and the pulsatile forces in the arteries.

British Dictionary definitions for pulsatile

pulsatile
/ (ˈpʌlsəˌtaɪl) /

adjective
beating rhythmically; pulsating or throbbing

Derived forms of pulsatile

pulsatility (ˌpʌlsəˈtɪlɪtɪ), noun
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