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bigeminy

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noun bi·gem·i·ny \bī-ˈje-mə-nē\

Definition of bigeminy

  1. :  the state of having a pulse characterized by two beats close together with a pause following each pair of beats

bigeminal play \-mə-nəl\ adjective


Origin of bigeminy

bigeminal (double, paired), from Late Latin bigeminus, from bi- + geminus twin


First Known Use: circa 1923

Rhymes with bigeminy


Medical Dictionary

bigeminy

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noun bi·gem·i·ny \bī-ˈjem-ə-nē\

Medical Definition of bigeminy

plural bigeminies

  1. :  the state of having a pulse characterized by two beats close together with a pause following each pair of beats

bigeminal \-ən-əl\play adjective



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