Denoting a pulse the curve of which presents no notch or subsidiary wave in its descending line. [mono- + G. krotos, a beat]

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mono·crot·ic -'krät-ik adj of the pulse having a simple beat and forming a smooth single-crested curve on a sphygmogram compare DICROTIC (1)

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  • monocrotic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|kräd.ik adjective Etymology: mon + crotic of the pulse : having a simple beat and forming a smooth single crested curve on a sphygmogram compare dicrotic, polycrotic * * * monocrotic, crotous see mono 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • polycrotic — |pälē|kräd.ik, lə̇|k adjective Etymology: poly + crotic of the pulse : having a complex or multiple beat and forming a curve with several secondary crests on a sphygmogram compare dicrotic, monocrotic * * * polycrotˈic adjective (Gr krotos a… …   Useful english dictionary

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