bigeminy

noun

bi·​gem·​i·​ny bī-ˈje-mə-nē How to pronounce bigeminy (audio)
: the state of having a pulse characterized by two beats close together with a pause following each pair of beats
bigeminal adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bigeminy was circa 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Bigeminy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bigeminy. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

bigeminy

noun
bi·​gem·​i·​ny bī-ˈjem-ə-nē How to pronounce bigeminy (audio)
plural bigeminies
: the state of having a pulse characterized by two beats close together with a pause following each pair of beats
bigeminal adjective
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