catatricrotism cat·a·tri·cro·tism (kāt’ə-trī’krə-tĭz’əm)
A condition of the pulse marked by three expansions of the artery following the main beat and producing three upward notches on the downstroke of a pulse tracing.
cat’a·tri·crot’ic (-trī-krŏt’ĭk) adj.
a Siouan language of North and South Carolina. a river flowing from W North Carolina into South Carolina, where it becomes the Wateree River. Compare Wateree. Horticulture. a reddish variety of grape. the vine bearing this fruit, grown in the eastern U.S. a light, dry, white wine made from this grape. Contemporary Examples The visionary […]
- Catawba grape
noun very sweet medium-sized purplish-red American grape used for jams, jellies, and white wine Word Origin (Vitis Labrusca) from the river Catawba in South Carolina (named for the Katahba Indians), where the grape was first discovered Usage Note cooking
an advantageous situation or condition: His appointment as acting dean put him in the catbird seat. noun phrase An enviable position; a controlling position: The owners are in the catbird seat (1930s+) Related Terms sit in the catbird seat A situation of advantage or superiority, as in His promotion put Charles in the catbird seat. […]
to seize or capture, especially after pursuit: to catch a criminal; to catch a runaway horse. to trap or ensnare: to catch a fish. to intercept and seize; take and hold (something thrown, falling, etc.): to catch a ball; a barrel to catch rain. to come upon suddenly; surprise or detect, as in some action: […]