adjective Physiology.

having three arterial beats for one heartbeat, as certain pulses.
pertaining to such a pulse.

Origin of tricrotic

1875–80; < Greek tríkrot(os) with triple beat (tri- tri- + krótos beat) + -ic
Related formstri·cro·tism [trahy-kruh-tiz-uh m, trik-ruh-] /ˈtraɪ krəˌtɪz əm, ˈtrɪk rə-/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for tricrotic



physiol (of the pulse) having a tracing characterized by three elevations with each beat
Derived Formstricrotism (ˈtraɪkrəˌtɪzəm, ˈtrɪk-), noun

Word Origin for tricrotic

C19: from Greek trikrotos having three beats, from tri- + krotos a beat
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tricrotic in Medicine




Marked by three waves in the arterial pulse tracing.
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