bigeminy
noun Etymology: bigeminal (double, paired), from Late Latin bigeminus, from bi- + geminus twin Date: circa 1923 the state of having a pulse characterized by two beats close together with a pause following each pair of beats • bigeminal adjective

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  • bigeminy — [bī jem′ə nē] n. [< bigemin(ate), in two pairs (< BI 1 + GEMINATE) + Y3] the state of occurring in pairs, as a rhythm of the heartbeat consisting of pairs of beats bigeminal adj …   English World dictionary

  • bigeminy — bigeminal, adj. /buy jem euh nee/, n. Med. the occurrence of premature atrial or ventricular heartbeats in pairs. [1920 25; < LL bigemin(us) double (equiv. to L bi BI 1 + geminus twin) + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • bigeminy — Pairing; especially, the occurrence of heart beats in pairs. SYN: bigemini. [bi + L. geminus, twin] atrial b. pairing of atrial beats, as when an atrial extrasystole is coupled to each sinus beat. atrioventricular junctional b. paired beats, each …   Medical dictionary

  • bigeminy — n. state of being twins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bigeminy — bi·gem·i·ny …   English syllables

  • bigeminy — n. the condition in which alternate ectopic beats of the heart are transmitted to the pulse and felt as a double pulse beat (pulsus bigeminus). It is a common manifestation of digitalis poisoning …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • bigeminy — bi•gem•i•ny [[t]baɪˈdʒɛm ə ni[/t]] n. med pat the occurrence of premature atrial or ventricular heartbeats in pairs • Etymology: 1920–25; < LL bi•gem′i•nal, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • bigeminy — bīˈjemənē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary bigemin (from Late Latin bigeminus doubled) + y : the state of being bigeminal; specifically …   Useful english dictionary

  • rule of bigeminy — bigeminy tends to be self perpetuating because the premature complexes both precipitate and are caused by long cardiac cycles …   Medical dictionary

  • atrial bigeminy — an arrhythmia consisting of the repetitive sequence of one atrial premature complex followed by one normal sinus impulse. Atrial bigeminy; each sinus beat is followed by an atrial premature complex …   Medical dictionary

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