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Pronunciation: kat′ă-dī′krō-tizm

Definition: A condition of the pulse marked by two minor expansions of the artery following the main beat, producing two secondary upward waves on the downstroke of the pulse tracing.

[cata + G. di-, two, + krotos, beat]

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