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sys·tal·tic (sĭ-stôl′tĭk, -stăl′-)
Alternately contracting and dilating, as the heart; pulsating.
[Late Latin systalticus
, from Greek sustaltikos
, from sustellein
, to contract
, to send
; see stel-
in Indo-European roots
(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]
sys•tal•tic (sɪˈstɔl tɪk, -ˈstæl-)
rhythmically contracting, as the heart.
[1670–80; < Late Latin systalticus
< Greek systaltikós,
derivative of systéllein
to contract; see systole
a. sistáltico-a, que alterna contracciones y dilataciones.
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