Systaltic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Systaltic (Physiol) Capable of, or taking place by, alternate contraction and dilatation; as, the systaltic action of the heart.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • systaltic Alternately contracting and dilating; capable of or resulting from systole and diastole; pulsatory: as, the systaltic action of the heart. Compare peristaltic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Systaltic sis-tal′tik alternately contracting and dilating, pulsatory.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. systalticus, drawing together, Gr. , from to draw together. Cf. Sustaltic Systole
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. systaltikossyn, together, stellein, to place.