[ si-stol-ik ]

  1. (of blood pressure) indicating the maximum arterial pressure occurring during contraction of the left ventricle of the heart.

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Origin of systolic

First recorded in 1685–95; systole + -ic

Other words from systolic

  • hy·per·sys·tol·ic, adjective
  • post·sys·tol·ic, adjective
  • pre·sys·tol·ic, adjective

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How to use systolic in a sentence

  • On palpation a systolic thrill may be detected, but the presence of a murmur is neither constant nor characteristic.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles