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catacrotism

Pronunciation: kă-tak′rō-tizm

Definition: A condition of the pulse in which there are one or more secondary expansions of the artery following the main beat, producing secondary upward waves on the downstroke of the pulse tracing.

[cata- + G. krotos, beat]

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