acrotic
1. Marked by great weakness or absence of the pulse; pulseless. [G. a- priv. + krotos, a striking] 2. Obsolete term relating to the surface of the body, especially the cutaneous glands. [G. akrotes, extremity]

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acrot·ic (ă-krotґik) [a-1 + Gr. krotos beat] pertaining to absence or weakness of the pulse.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Acrotic — A*crot ic, a. [Gr. ? an extreme, fr. ?.] (Med.) Pertaining to or affecting the surface. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrotic — acrotic, a. Path. (əˈkrɒtɪk) [improp. f. ἀκρότ ης an extreme + ic.] Of diseases: Pertaining to the surface or outside. Mayne Exp. Lex …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrotic — adj. of acrotism, having a weak pulse, lacking a pulse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acrotic —   a. pertaining to surface …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • acrotism — acrotic /euh krot ik/, adj. /ak reuh tiz euhm/, n. Pathol. absence or weakness of the pulse. [1850 55; A 6 + Gk krót(os) beating or rhythmical sound + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • acrotism — acrotic /euh krot ik/, adj. /ak reuh tiz euhm/, n. Pathol. absence or weakness of the pulse. [1850 55; A 6 + Gk krót(os) beating or rhythmical sound + ISM] * * * acrotism /akˈrə ti zm/ (medicine) noun Absence of pulsation ORIGIN: Gr a (privative) …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrotism — /ˈækrətɪzəm/ (say akruhtizuhm) noun absence or weakness of the pulse. {a 6 + Greek krotos a beat + ism} –acrotic /əˈkrɒtɪk/ (say uh krotik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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