noun ic·tus \ˈik-təs\

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


noun ic·tus \ˈik-təs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ICTUS

:  a beat or pulsation especially of the heart
:  a sudden attack or seizure especially of stroke


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