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|(Physiol.)||the pulse, or rhythmic contraction, sometimes seen in a vein, as in the neck, when there is an obstruction to the passage of blood from the auricles to the ventricles, or when there is an abnormal rigidity in the walls of the greater vessels. There is normally no pulse in a vein.|
See also: Venous
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.