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

  • n. A condition in which the pulse is felt as two beats per single heartbeat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of each beat of the pulse consisting of two sphygmographic waves

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A condition in which there are two beats or waves of the arterial pulse to each beat of the heart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being dicrotic.


From Greek dikrotos, double-beating : di-, two; see di-1 + krotos, rattling noise.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Greek di (twice) and krotos (beat) (Wiktionary)


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