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arrhythmia

Line breaks: ar¦rhyth|mia
Pronunciation: /eɪˈrɪðmɪə
 
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(also arhythmia)

Definition of arrhythmia in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm.
Example sentences
  • The answer is they have all been affected by types of arrhythmia, or heart rhythm disorders.
  • If you suffer from heart failure you can suddenly die from erratic heart beat - arrhythmia.
  • An arrhythmia may cause the heart's rhythm to be irregular, abnormally fast, or abnormally slow.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek arruthmia 'lack of rhythm', from a- 'without' + rhuthmos (see rhythm).

Words that rhyme with arrhythmia

Vladimirencomia

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