tricrotism


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tri·crot·ic

 (trī-krŏt′ĭk)
adj. Medicine
Having three waves or elevations to one beat of the pulse.

[From Greek trikrotos, having a triple beat : tri-, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + krotein, to beat.]

tri′cro·tism (trī′krə-tĭz′əm) n.
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tricrotism

the condition of having three arterial beats for every one heart-beat, as in certain pulses. — tricrotic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
the condition of having three arterial beats for every one heartbeat, as in certain pulses. — tricrotic, adj.
See also: Heart
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