ictus

noun
ic·tus | \ ˈik-təs \

Definition of ictus 

: the recurring stress or beat in a rhythmic or metrical series of sounds

First Known Use of ictus

1752, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ictus

Latin, literally, blow, from icere to strike

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ictus

noun
ic·tus | \ ˈik-təs \

Medical Definition of ictus 

1 : a beat or pulsation especially of the heart

2 : a sudden attack or seizure especially of stroke

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