dicrotic

adjective

di·​crot·​ic dī-ˈkrä-tik How to pronounce dicrotic (audio)
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
dicrotism noun

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dicrotic was circa 1811

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Cite this Entry

“Dicrotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicrotic. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

dicrotic

adjective
di·​crot·​ic (ˈ)dī-ˈkrät-ik How to pronounce dicrotic (audio)
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
dicrotism noun
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