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|a.||1.||(Physiol.) A term applied to the pulse wave sometimes seen in a pulse curve or sphygmogram, between the apex of the curve and the dicrotic wave.|
The predicrotic or tidal wave is best marked in a hard pulse, i. e., where the blood pressure is high.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.