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a disturbance in rhythm, as in the heartbeat
Not to be confused with:
eurhythmic – characterized by a pleasing rhythm; harmoniously proportioned
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Lacking rhythm or regularity of rhythm: "a slight arrhythmic imperfection when the car idles" (Garrison Keillor).

ar·rhyth′mi·cal·ly adv.
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having irregular rhythm
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arrhythmic - lacking a steady rhythm; "an arrhythmic heartbeat"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
2.arrhythmic - without regard for rhythm
unrhythmic, unrhythmical - not rhythmic; irregular in beat or accent
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Vahatalo, M.D., from the University of Oulu in Finland, and colleagues compared autopsy findings, clinical characteristics, and electrocardiographic (ECG) markers associated with silent myocardial infarction (SMI) in 5,869 consecutive individuals participating in the Finnish Genetic Study of Arrhythmic Events (78.8 percent male; mean age, 64.9 years).
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Even the general practitioner could therefore within ten minutes record sinus arrhythmic activity, Schmidt said.
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