from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wave of raised tension and arterial expansion which starts from the aorta with each ventricular systole, and travels to the capillaries. Its velocity varies greatly, but in most eases lies between 4 and 12 meters per second.
- n. In hydrodynamics, a wave of compression in a pipe containing liquid, caused by periodic interruptions or fluctuations in the flow.
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