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dicrotism

Pronunciation: di'kro-tizm

Definition: That form of the pulse in which a double beat can be appreciated at any arterial pulse for each beat of the heart; due to accentuation of the dicrotic wave.

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

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