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
1541, in the meaning defined above
“Pulsatile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulsatile. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.
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