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

  • adj. Physiology Of or relating to the pulse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the circulatory pulse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the pulse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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