follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

tricrotic

[trahy-krot-ik] /traɪˈkrɒt ɪk/
adjective, Physiology
1.
having three arterial beats for one heartbeat, as certain pulses.
2.
pertaining to such a pulse.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Greek tríkrot(os) with triple beat (tri- tri- + krótos beat) + -ic
Related forms
tricrotism
[trahy-kruh-tiz-uh m, trik-ruh-] /ˈtraɪ krəˌtɪz əm, ˈtrɪk rə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for tricrotism

tricrotic

/traɪˈkrɒtɪk/
adjective
1.
(physiol) (of the pulse) having a tracing characterized by three elevations with each beat
Derived Forms
tricrotism (ˈtraɪkrəˌtɪzəm; ˈtrɪk-) noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek trikrotos having three beats, from tri- + krotos a beat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
tricrotism in Medicine

tricrotic tri·crot·ic (trī-krŏt'ĭk)
adj.
Marked by three waves in the arterial pulse tracing.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tricrotic

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tricrotism

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends