Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Medicine An association in pairs.
  • n. Medicine An abnormal pulse characterized by two beats in rapid succession followed by a pause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The alternation of one normal heartbeat and one premature heartbeat

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  • "Hmm's," "Oh's," and "Ah's" while examining the tension-wracked subject, and by their ponderous Greek and Latin terminology: ankyloglossia: to put one's foot (up to the ankle) in one's mouth. arthritis: excessive devotion to a legendary English king. ballism: excessive venery. basophilia carpitis: degenerate predilection for certain type fish. bathophobia: childhood aversion to shower. beri-beri: a most grave disease. bigeminy: expression favored by rural physicians; of.

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