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tricrotic

[ trahy-krot-ik ]
/ traɪˈkrɒt ɪk /
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adjective Physiology.

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

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Origin of tricrotic

1875–80; <Greek tríkrot(os) with triple beat (tri-tri- + krótos beat) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM tricrotic

tri·cro·tism [trahy-kruh-tiz-uhm, trik-ruh-], /ˈtraɪ krəˌtɪz əm, ˈtrɪk rə-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tricrotic

tricrotic
/ (traɪˈkrɒtɪk) /

adjective

physiol (of the pulse) having a tracing characterized by three elevations with each beat

Derived forms of tricrotic

tricrotism (ˈtraɪkrəˌtɪzəm, ˈtrɪk-), noun

Word Origin for tricrotic

C19: from Greek trikrotos having three beats, from tri- + krotos a beat
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Medical definitions for tricrotic

tricrotic
[ trī-krŏtĭk ]

adj.

Marked by three waves in the arterial pulse tracing.
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