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: a rhythmically recurrent contraction
: the contraction of the heart by which the blood is forced out of the chambers and into the aorta and pulmonary artery — compare diastole
1565, in the meaning defined above
Greek systolē, from systellein to contract, from syn- + stellein to send
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: the contraction of the heart by which the blood is forced onward and the circulation kept up — compare diastole sense 1
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