dicrotic

adjective
di·​crot·​ic | \dī-ˈkrä-tik \

Definition of dicrotic 

1 of the pulse : having a double beat

2 : being or relating to the second part of the arterial pulse occurring during diastole of the heart or of an arterial pressure recording made during the same period

Other Words from dicrotic

dicrotism \ ˈdī-​krə-​ˌti-​zəm \ noun

First Known Use of dicrotic

circa 1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dicrotic

Greek dikrotos, from di- + krotos rattling noise, beat

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dicrotic

adjective
di·​crot·​ic | \(ˈ)dī-ˈkrät-ik \

Medical Definition of dicrotic 

1 of the pulse : having a double beat (as in certain febrile states in which the heart is overactive and the arterial walls are lacking in tone) — compare monocrotic

2 : being or relating to the second part of the arterial pulse occurring during diastole of the heart or of an arterial pressure recording made during the same period

Other Words from dicrotic

dicrotism \ ˈdī-​krə-​ˌtiz-​əm \ noun

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