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

Other Words from bigeminy

bigeminal \bī-ˈje-mə-nᵊl \ 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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bigeminy

noun
bi·gem·i·ny | \bī-ˈjem-ə-nē \
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 \ adjective

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