acrotism


acrotism
acrotic /euh krot"ik/, adj.
/ak"reuh tiz'euhm/, n. Pathol.
absence or weakness of the pulse.
[1850-55; A-6 + Gk krót(os) beating or rhythmical sound + -ISM]

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acrotism /akˈrə-ti-zm/ (medicine)
noun
Absence of pulsation
ORIGIN: Gr a- (privative), and krotos sound made by striking

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acrotism Med.
(ˈækrətɪz(ə)m)
[mod. f. Gr.priv. + κρότ-ος sound of striking + -ism.]
Lack of pulsation.
Mayne Exp. Lex.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Acrotism — Ac ro*tism ([a^]k r[ o]*t[i^]z m), n. [Gr. a priv. + kro tos a rattling, beating.] (Med.) Lack or defect of pulsation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrotism — acrotic /euh krot ik/, adj. /ak reuh tiz euhm/, n. Pathol. absence or weakness of the pulse. [1850 55; A 6 + Gk krót(os) beating or rhythmical sound + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • acrotism — Absence or imperceptibility of the pulse. [G. a priv. + krotos, a striking] * * * ac·ro·tism (akґro tiz əm) [a 1 + Gr. krotos beat + ism] absence or imperceptibility of the pulse …   Medical dictionary

  • acrotism — n. condition of having a weak or defective pulse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acrotism — /ˈækrətɪzəm/ (say akruhtizuhm) noun absence or weakness of the pulse. {a 6 + Greek krotos a beat + ism} –acrotic /əˈkrɒtɪk/ (say uh krotik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • acrotism —   , n. failure of pulse …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • acrotic — adj. of acrotism, having a weak pulse, lacking a pulse …   English contemporary dictionary