American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Undergoing pulsation; vibrating.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of pulsating; pulsating or pulsatory; throbbing; beating.
- Requiring to be struck in order to produce sound; in music, noting an instrument the tone of which is produced by blows, as of a hammer, as a drum, tambourine, cymbals, or a bell. The epithet is not commonly used with reference to stringed instruments, like the dulcimer or the pianoforte, though it properly belongs to them. Compare
- n. A musical instrument which is sounded by means of blows.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being struck or beaten; played by beating or by percussion.
- adj. Pulsating; throbbing, as a tumor.
- Medieval Latin pulsātilis, from Latin pulsātus, past participle of pulsāre, frequentative of pellere, to beat; see pulsate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In October 2003, it found that a treatment known as pulsatile lavage -- which uses a spray-like device to irrigate and treat wounds -- was also dispersing acinetobacter from patients who carried the bug into the air via droplets.”
“One of these is known as pulsatile tinnitus and this will normally time in with the beating of the heart.”
“If you have pulsatile tinnitus, you hear noises in time with your pulse.”
“There was a reversal of end-diastolic blood flow seen in the ductus venosus and umbilical artery and pulsatile flow seen in the umbilical vein.”
“Muslims and indeed all faithful who fail to shelter the treasures and followers of Judaism must know when we deny their origins, when we deny their painful history, when we deny the Shoah, when we instead feed or fuel their current fears, we stand to lose our own noble origins and our fused, quite pulsatile heritage.”
“It was a strange, soothing color, almost pulsatile.”
“One of the more recent papers demonstrated the same thing that Zammet found 15 years ago, namely that pulsatile insulin secretion (that found when episodes of eating are separated in time, i.e., no constant snacking) increases insulin sensitivity in the liver whereas constant insulin stimulation (like that found in people who are always on the eat) promotes liver insulin resistance.”
“- Acute serous cellulitis: swollen gum around tooth, pulsatile, mobile, with no fluctuation.”
“· Edema: especially of the ankles and lower legs. large, tender, sometimes pulsatile liver.”
“He knew that the pulsatile force was resident in the walls of the heart and in the arteries, and he knew that the expansion, or diastole, drew blood into its cavities, and that the systole forced blood out.”
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