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Meaning of ICTUS

Pronunciation:  'iktus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"

ICTUS is a 5 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: raptus, seizure
 See Also: attack, convulsion, focal seizure, raptus hemorrhagicus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ic"tus\, n. [L., fr. icere, ictum, to strike.]
1. (Pros.) The stress of voice laid upon accented syllable of
   a word. Cf. {Arsis}.

2. (Med.) A stroke or blow, as in a sunstroke, the sting of
   an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An ictus is a stroke or an attack.
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