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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about systaltic

Time Traveler for systaltic

Time Traveler

The first known use of systaltic was in 1676

See more words from the same year

Statistics for systaltic

Cite this Entry

“Systaltic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/systaltic. Accessed 9 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on systaltic

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with systaltic

Comments on systaltic

What made you want to look up systaltic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

contradictory or incongruous words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!