Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the pulse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the pulse.
  • In zoology, pulsating or pulsatile; beating with rhythmic contraction and dilatation, like a pulse; specifically, belonging to the Sphygmica.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to the pulse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective physiology, rare Of or pertaining to the circulatory pulse.

Etymologies

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From the Latin sphygmicus, from the Ancient Greek σφυγμικός (sphugmikos), from σφυγμός (sphugmos, "pulse"), whence sphygm-.

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