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Pronunciation:  `palpi'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
  2. [n]  a rapid and irregular heart beat

PALPITATION is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: quiver, quivering, shakiness, shaking, trembling, vibration
 See Also: motion, symptom, tremolo, tremor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pal`pi*ta"tion\, n. [L. palpitatio: cf. F.
A rapid pulsation; a throbbing; esp., an abnormal, rapid
beating of the heart as when excited by violent exertion,
strong emotion, or by disease.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: sensation of rapid heartbeats.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Palpitation is a sensation in the chest which is caused by irregular or rapid cardiac contractions.
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