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- having three arterial beats for one heartbeat, as certain pulses.
- pertaining to such a pulse.
Origin of tricrotic
1875–80;Related formstri·cro·tism [trahy-kruh-tiz-uh m, trik-ruh-] /ˈtraɪ krəˌtɪz əm, ˈtrɪk rə-/, noun
< Greek tríkrot(os
) with triple beat (tri- tri-
beat) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for tricrotic
Derived Formstricrotism (ˈtraɪkrəˌtɪzəm, ˈtrɪk-), noun
- physiol (of the pulse) having a tracing characterized by three elevations with each beat
C19: from Greek trikrotos having three beats, from tri- + krotos a beat
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- Marked by three waves in the arterial pulse tracing.
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