ictus

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noun ic·tus \ˈik-təs\

Definition of ictus

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

Origin and Etymology of ictus

Latin, literally, blow, from icere to strike


First Known Use: 1752


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ictus

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noun ic·tus \ˈik-təs\

Medical Definition of ictus

  1. 1:  a beat or pulsation especially of the heart

  2. 2:  a sudden attack or seizure especially of stroke

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