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dicrotic

adjective di·crot·ic \dī-ˈkrä-tik\

Definition of DICROTIC

1
of the pulse :  having a double beat
2
:  being or relating to the second part of the arterial pulse occurring during diastole of the heart or of an arterial pressure recording made during the same period
di·cro·tism \ˈdī-krə-ˌti-zəm\ noun

Origin of DICROTIC

Greek dikrotos, from di- + krotos rattling noise, beat
First Known Use: circa 1811

dicrotic

adjective di·crot·ic \(ˈ)dī-ˈkrät-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DICROTIC

1
of the pulse :  having a double beat (as in certain febrile states in which the heart is overactive and the arterial walls are lacking in tone)—compare monocrotic
2
:  being or relating to the second part of the arterial pulse occurring during diastole of the heart or of an arterial pressure recording made during the same period
di·cro·tism \ˈdī-krə-ˌtiz-əm\ noun

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