Dicrotic Di*crot"ic, a. [Gr. ? = ? to knock, beat.] (Physiol.) (a) Of or pertaining to dicrotism; as, a dicrotic pulse. (b) Of or pertaining to the second expansion of the artery in the dicrotic pulse; as, the dicrotic wave. [1913 Webster]

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  • dicrotic — [dī krät′ik] adj. [< Gr dikrotos, double beating (< di , DI 1 + krotos, rattling noise) + IC] of or having a double pulse beat with each heart beat [a dicrotic artery] dicrotism [dīkrə tiz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • dicrotic — adjective Etymology: Greek dikrotos, from di + krotos rattling noise, beat Date: circa 1811 1. of the pulse having a double beat 2. being or relating to the second part of the arterial pulse occurring during diastole of the heart or of an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dicrotic — dicrotism /duy kreuh tiz euhm/, n. /duy krot ik/, adj. Physiol. having or pertaining to a double beat of the pulse for each beat of the heart. [1700 10; < Gk díkrot(os) double beating (di DI 1 + krótos a clapping, rattling noise) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • dicrotic — adjective Of or pertaining to dicrotism …   Wiktionary

  • dicrotic — Relating to dicrotism. [G. dikrotos, double beating] * * * di·crot·ic ( )dī krät ik adj 1) of the pulse having a double beat (as in certain febrile states in which the heart is overactive and the arterial walls are lacking in tone) compare… …   Medical dictionary

  • dicrotic — adj. of or pertaining to dicrotism (two arterial beats to each heart beat) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dicrotic — [dʌɪ krɒtɪk] adjective Medicine denoting a pulse in which a double beat is detectable for each beat of the heart. Origin C19: from Gk dikrotos beating twice + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • dicrotic — di·crot·ic …   English syllables

  • dicrotic — di•crot•ic [[t]daɪˈkrɒt ɪk[/t]] adj. phl pertaining to or having a double beat of the pulse for each beat of the heart • Etymology: 1700–10; < Gk díkrot(os) (di I+krótos beat, clap) + ic di′cro•tism krəˌtɪz əm n …   From formal English to slang

  • dicrotic — /daɪˈkrɒtɪk/ (say duy krotik) adjective 1. having two arterial beats for one heartbeat, as certain pulses. 2. relating to such a pulse. {Greek dikrotos double beating + ic} –dicrotism /ˈdaɪkrətɪzəm/ (say duykruhtizuhm), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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