systaltic

adjective
sys·​tal·​tic | \ si-ˈstȯl-tik How to pronounce systaltic (audio) , -ˈstal- How to pronounce systaltic (audio) \

Definition of systaltic

: marked by regular contraction and dilatation : pulsing

First Known Use of systaltic

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for systaltic

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

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“Systaltic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/systaltic. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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