pulsatile

adjective
pul·​sa·​tile | \ ˈpəl-sə-tᵊl How to pronounce pulsatile (audio) , -ˌtī(-ə)l How to pronounce pulsatile (audio) \

Definition of pulsatile

: of or marked by pulsation

First Known Use of pulsatile

1541, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pulsatile

Middle English, borrowed from Medieval Latin pulsātilis, from Latin pulsāre "to strike with repeated blows, beat, (in passive) beat wildly (of the heart)" + -tilis "subject to, susceptible to (the action of the verb)" — more at pulsate

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“Pulsatile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulsatile. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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pulsatile

adjective
pul·​sa·​tile | \ ˈpəl-sət-ᵊl How to pronounce pulsatile (audio) , -sə-ˌtīl How to pronounce pulsatile (audio) \

Medical Definition of pulsatile

: marked by or occurring in pulsations a pulsatile glandular secretion

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