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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ictus mean? 

ICTUS (noun)
  The noun ICTUS has 1 sense:

1. a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease

  Familiarity information: ICTUS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ICTUS (noun)

Sense 1ictus [BACK TO TOP]


A sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


ictus; raptus; seizure

Context example:

he suffered an epileptic seizure

Hypernyms ("ictus" is a kind of...):

attack (a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ictus"):

convulsion (violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles)

focal seizure (transitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity)

raptus hemorrhagicus (seizure caused by a sudden profuse hemorrhage)

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