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Ictus - Definition

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Poetry Definition

Beat or stress.

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Standard Definition

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

Synonyms

raptus - (2 syllables), seizure - (2 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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