S wave

noun

Definition of S wave

: a wave (as from an earthquake) in which the propagated disturbance is a shear in an elastic medium (such as the earth) — compare pressure wave

First Known Use of S wave

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for S wave

secondary

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“S wave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/S%20wave. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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S wave

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Medical Definition of S wave

: the negative downward deflection in the QRS complex of an electrocardiogram that follows the R wave

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