bigeminy

bigeminy

[bahy-jem-uh-nee]
noun Medicine/Medical.
the occurrence of premature atrial or ventricular heartbeats in pairs.

Origin:
1920–25; < Late Latin bigemin(us) double (equivalent to Latin bi- bi-1 + geminus twin) + -y3

bigeminal, adjective
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bigeminy bi·gem·i·ny (bī-jěm'ə-nē)
n.

  1. An association in pairs.

  2. A bigeminal pulse.

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