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 (sĭ-stôl′tĭk, -stăl′-)
Alternately contracting and dilating, as the heart; pulsating.

[Late Latin systalticus, from Greek sustaltikos, from sustellein, to contract : sun-, syn- + stellein, to send; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Physiology) (esp of the action of the heart) of, relating to, or characterized by alternate contractions and dilations; pulsating
[C17: from Late Latin systalticus, from Greek sustaltikos, from sustellein to contract, from syn- + stellein to place]
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(sɪˈstɔl tɪk, -ˈstæl-)

rhythmically contracting, as the heart.
[1670–80; < Late Latin systalticus < Greek systaltikós, derivative of systéllein to contract; see systole]
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a. sistáltico-a, que alterna contracciones y dilataciones.
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