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n. pl. ictus or ic·tus·es
1. Medicine A sudden attack, blow, stroke, or seizure.
2. The accent that falls on a stressed syllable in a line of scanned verse.
[Latin, stroke, from past participle of īcere, to strike.]
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n, pl -tuses or -tus
1. (Poetry) prosody metrical or rhythmic stress in verse feet, as contrasted with the stress accent on words
2. (Medicine) med a sudden attack or stroke
[C18: from Latin icere to strike]
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n., pl. -tus•es, -tus.
1. rhythmical or metrical stress in verse.
a. an epileptic seizure.
b. a stroke, esp. a cerebrovascular accident.
[1700–10; < Latin: stroke, thrust]
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ictus- The beat of the pulse, based on the Latin word for "stroke."
See also related terms for pulse.
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Medicine. 1. a stroke or beat, as the beat of the pulse. See also verse.See also: Body, Human
2. a paralytic stroke.
2. a paralytic stroke.
the stress or accent that indicates the rhythm of a verse or piece of music. See also music.See also: Verse
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|Noun||1.||ictus - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"|
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
convulsion - violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
focal seizure - transitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity
raptus hemorrhagicus - seizure caused by a sudden profuse hemorrhage
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n pl <ictuses or ictus> (Liter) → Iktus m, → Versakzent m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
ictus[ˈɪktəs] n → ictus m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. ictus, ataque súbito.
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