systole NOUN the phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle contracts and pumps blood into the arteries. Often contrasted with DIASTOLE(Cf. ↑diastolic).
DERIVATIVES systolic adjective.
ORIGIN Greek sustol, from sustellein 'to contract' .

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