bigeminy

noun
bi·​gem·​i·​ny | \ bī-ˈje-mə-nē How to pronounce bigeminy (audio) \

Definition of bigeminy

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

Other Words from bigeminy

bigeminal \ bī-​ˈje-​mə-​nᵊl How to pronounce bigeminy (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of bigeminy

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bigeminy

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

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The first known use of bigeminy was circa 1923

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“Bigeminy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bigeminy. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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bigeminy

noun
bi·​gem·​i·​ny | \ bī-ˈjem-ə-nē How to pronounce bigeminy (audio) \
plural bigeminies

Medical Definition of bigeminy

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

Other Words from bigeminy

bigeminal \ -​ən-​ᵊl How to pronounce bigeminy (audio) \ adjective

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