Systolic


Systolic
Systole Sys"to*le, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to contract; sy`n with + ? to set, place.] 1. (Gram.) The shortening of the long syllable. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol. & Biol.) The contraction of the heart and arteries by which the blood is forced onward and the circulation kept up; also, the contraction of a rhythmically pulsating contractile vacuole; -- correlative to {diastole}. -- {Sys*tol"ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.