tricrotic [trahy-krot-ik] Word Origin adjective Physiology.

  1. having three arterial beats for one heartbeat, as certain pulses.
  2. pertaining to such a pulse.

Origin of tricrotic 1875–80; Greek tríkrot(os) with triple beat (tri- tri- + krótos beat) + -ic Related formstri·cro·tism [trahy-kruh-tiz-uh m, trik-ruh-] /ˈtraɪ krəˌtɪz əm, ˈtrɪk rə-/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for tricrotic tricrotic adjective

  1. physiol (of the pulse) having a tracing characterized by three elevations with each beat

Derived Formstricrotism (ˈtraɪkrəˌtɪzəm, ˈtrɪk-), nounWord Origin for tricrotic 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 tricrotic in Medicine tricrotic [trī-krŏt′ĭk] adj.

  1. Marked by three waves in the arterial pulse tracing.

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