[ik-tuh s] /ˈɪk təs/
noun, plural ictuses, ictus.
Prosody. rhythmical or metrical stress.
noun (pl) -tuses, -tus
(prosody) metrical or rhythmic stress in verse feet, as contrasted with the stress accent on words
(med) a sudden attack or stroke
verse stress, 1752, from Latin ictus “a blow, stroke, thrust,” of voices “a beat, impulse, stress,” from icere “to strike, hit,” related to iacere “to throw” (see jet (v.)).
ictus ic·tus (ĭk’təs)
n. pl. ictus or ic·tus·es
A sudden attack, stroke, or seizure.
Latin jurisconsultus (one learned in the law)
1. . abbreviation 1. intensive care unit 2. (text messaging) I see you ICU abbr. intensive care unit intensive care unit
- Icu psychosis
ICU psychosis (ī’sē-yōō’) n. Psychosis only occurring after admission to an intensive care unit.
interdecadal climate variability