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[puhl-suh-til, -tahyl]
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adjective
  1. pulsating; throbbing.
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Origin of pulsatile

From the Medieval Latin word pulsātīlis, dating back to 1535–45. See pulsate , -ile
Related formspul·sa·til·i·ty [puhl-suhtil-i-tee] /ˌpʌl səˈtɪl ɪ ti/, noun
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Historical Examples of pulsatile

  • He studied particularly the movements of the heart, the action of the valves, and the pulsatile forces in the arteries.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

    William Osler

  • It is pulsatile, and a systolic bruit or a “thrilling” murmur may be heard over it.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles


British Dictionary definitions for pulsatile

pulsatile

adjective
  1. beating rhythmically; pulsating or throbbing
Derived Formspulsatility (ˌpʌlsəˈtɪlɪtɪ), noun
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pulsatile in Medicine

pulsatile

[pŭlsə-təl, -tīl′]
adj.
  1. Undergoing pulsation.
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Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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Nearby words for pulsatile


  1. pulpy nucleus
  2. pulque
  3. pulquería
  4. pulsar
  5. pulsate
  6. pulsatile
  7. pulsatilla
  8. pulsating star
  9. pulsation
  10. pulsative
  11. pulsator

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adjective

pul·​sa·​tile


| \ˈpəl-sə-tᵊl,

-ˌtī(-ə)l\

Definition of pulsatile 

: of or marked by pulsation

First Known Use of pulsatile

1541, in the meaning defined above

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pulsatile

adjective

pul·​sa·​tile


| \ˈpəl-sət-ᵊl,

-sə-ˌtīl

\

Medical Definition of pulsatile 

: marked by or occurring in pulsations

a pulsatile glandular secretion

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