Definition of ictus
: the recurring stress or beat in a rhythmic or metrical series of sounds
Origin of ictus
Latin, literally, blow, from icere to strike
First Known Use: 1752
Rhymes with ictus
Medical Definition of ictus
1: a beat or pulsation especially of the heart
2: a sudden attack or seizure especially of stroke
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