Acrotism
Acrotism Ac"ro*tism ([a^]k"r[-o]*t[i^]z'm), n. [Gr. 'a priv. + kro`tos a rattling, beating.] (Med.) Lack or defect of pulsation. [1913 Webster]

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  • acrotism — acrotic /euh krot ik/, adj. /ak reuh tiz euhm/, n. Pathol. absence or weakness of the pulse. [1850 55; A 6 + Gk krót(os) beating or rhythmical sound + ISM] * * * acrotism /akˈrə ti zm/ (medicine) noun Absence of pulsation ORIGIN: Gr a (privative) …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrotism — acrotic /euh krot ik/, adj. /ak reuh tiz euhm/, n. Pathol. absence or weakness of the pulse. [1850 55; A 6 + Gk krót(os) beating or rhythmical sound + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • acrotism — Absence or imperceptibility of the pulse. [G. a priv. + krotos, a striking] * * * ac·ro·tism (akґro tiz əm) [a 1 + Gr. krotos beat + ism] absence or imperceptibility of the pulse …   Medical dictionary

  • acrotism — n. condition of having a weak or defective pulse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acrotism — /ˈækrətɪzəm/ (say akruhtizuhm) noun absence or weakness of the pulse. {a 6 + Greek krotos a beat + ism} –acrotic /əˈkrɒtɪk/ (say uh krotik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • acrotism —   , n. failure of pulse …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • acrotic — adj. of acrotism, having a weak pulse, lacking a pulse …   English contemporary dictionary

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