sys·​tal·​tic si-ˈstȯl-tik How to pronounce systaltic (audio) -ˈstal- How to pronounce systaltic (audio)
: marked by regular contraction and dilatation : pulsing

Word History


Late Latin systalticus, from Greek systaltikos, from systellein to contract — more at systole

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of systaltic was in 1676

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Cite this Entry

“Systaltic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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