dicrotic

adjective
di·​crot·​ic | \ dī-ˈkrä-tik How to pronounce dicrotic (audio) \

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 How to pronounce dicrotism (audio) \ 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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The first known use of dicrotic was circa 1811

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“Dicrotic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicrotic. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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dicrotic

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

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 How to pronounce dicrotism (audio) \ noun

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