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systaltic

[ si-stawl-tik, -stal- ]
/ sɪˈstɔl tɪk, -ˈstæl- /
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adjective Physiology.
rhythmically contracting.
of the nature of contraction.
characterized by alternate contraction and dilation, as the action of the heart.
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Origin of systaltic

1670–80; <Late Latin systalticus<Greek systaltikós, equivalent to systalt(ós) contracted, verbid of systéllein to put together (sy-sy- + stal-, variant stem of stéllein to place + -tos verbid suffix) + -ikos-ic
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British Dictionary definitions for systaltic

systaltic
/ (sɪˈstæltɪk) /

adjective
(esp of the action of the heart) of, relating to, or characterized by alternate contractions and dilations; pulsating

Word Origin for systaltic

C17: from Late Latin systalticus, from Greek sustaltikos, from sustellein to contract, from syn- + stellein to place
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