systaltic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin systalticus drawing together, from Ancient Greek. Compare sustaltic, systole.

Adjective[edit]

systaltic (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Capable of, or taking place by, alternate contraction and dilatation.
    the systaltic action of the heart

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.