Striking twice; said of the pulse. SYN: bisferient. [L. bis, twice, + ferio, to strike]

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bis·fe·ri·ous (bis-feґre-əs) [bis- + L. ferire to beat] having two beats, said of a type of pulse; see pulsus bisferiens. Called also biferiens and biferious.

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