ICTIC

ictus

[ik-tuhs]
noun, plural ictuses, ictus.
1.
Prosody. rhythmical or metrical stress.
2.
Pathology.
a.
an epileptic seizure.
b.
a stroke, especially a cerebrovascular accident.

Origin:
1700–10; < Latin: stroke, thrust, equivalent to īc(ere) to strike with a weapon + -tus suffix of v. action

ictic, adjective
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ictus (ˈɪktəs)
 
n , pl -tuses, -tus
1.  prosody metrical or rhythmic stress in verse feet, as contrasted with the stress accent on words
2.  med a sudden attack or stroke
 
[C18: from Latin icere to strike]
 
'ictal
 
adj

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ictus ic·tus (ĭk'təs)
n. pl. ictus or ic·tus·es
A sudden attack, stroke, or seizure.

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