ictus

noun ic·tus \ ˈik-təs \

Definition of ictus

: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


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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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