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  • Polycrotic — Pol y*crot ic (p[o^]l [i^]*kr[o^]t [i^]k), a. [Poly + Gr. krotei^n to beat.] (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to polycrotism; manifesting polycrotism; as, a polycrotic pulse; a polycrotic pulse curve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polycrotic — adjective Of or pertaining to polycrotism; manifesting polycrotism a polycrotic pulse …   Wiktionary

  • polycrotic — Relating to or marked by polycrotism. * * * poly·crot·ic (pol″e krotґik) [poly + Gr. krotos beat] characterized by secondary waves to each beat in the pulse tracing …   Medical dictionary

  • polycrotic — adj. having multiple pulse waves per heart beat (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polycrotic — |pälē|kräd.ik, lə̇|k adjective Etymology: poly + crotic of the pulse : having a complex or multiple beat and forming a curve with several secondary crests on a sphygmogram compare dicrotic, monocrotic * * * polycrotˈic adjective (Gr krotos a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • polycrotic pulse — a pulse whose tracing shows secondary pulse waves; see dicrotic p. and tricrotic p …   Medical dictionary

  • polycrotism — A condition in which the sphygmographic tracing shows several upward breaks in the descending wave. [poly + G. krotos, a beat] * * * pol·yc·ro·tism (pol ikґrə tiz əm) presence of a polycrotic pulse …   Medical dictionary

  • -crotic — |kräd.ik, ēk adjective combining form Etymology: New Latin crotus (from Greek krotos, from krotos beat, clapping) + English ic; akin to Greek krotein to clap more at crotal : having (such) a heartbeat or pulse …   Useful english dictionary

  • monocrotic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|kräd.ik adjective Etymology: mon + crotic of the pulse : having a simple beat and forming a smooth single crested curve on a sphygmogram compare dicrotic, polycrotic * * * monocrotic, crotous see mono 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • polycratism — to polycrotic: see poly …   Useful english dictionary

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