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bigeminy

[bahy-jem-uh-nee] /baɪˈdʒɛm ə ni/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the occurrence of premature atrial or ventricular heartbeats in pairs.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Late Latin bigemin(us) double (equivalent to Latin bi- bi-1 + geminus twin) + -y3
Related forms
bigeminal, adjective
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bigeminal in Medicine

bigeminal bi·gem·i·nal (bī-jěm'ə-nəl)
adj.
Occurring in pairs; doubled or twinned.

bigeminy bi·gem·i·ny (bī-jěm'ə-nē)
n.

  1. An association in pairs.

  2. A bigeminal pulse.

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