bigeminy

noun bi·gem·i·ny \ bī-ˈje-mə-nē \

Definition of bigeminy

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

bigeminal

play \-mə-nᵊl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of bigeminy

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


Medical Dictionary

bigeminy

noun bi·gem·i·ny \ bī-ˈjem-ə-nē \

medical Definition of bigeminy

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

bigeminal

play \-ən-ᵊl\ adjective

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