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 arterial pressure recording made during the same period • dicrotism noun

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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