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arrhythmia

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noun ar·rhyth·mia \ā-ˈrith-mē-ə\

Definition of arrhythmia

  1. :  an alteration in rhythm of the heartbeat either in time or force



Origin of arrhythmia

New Latin, from Greek, lack of rhythm, from arrhythmos unrhythmical, from a- + rhythmos rhythm


First Known Use: circa 1860


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arrhythmia

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noun ar·rhyth·mia \ā-ˈrith-mē-ə\

Medical Definition of arrhythmia

  1. :  an alteration in rhythm of the heartbeat either in time or force




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