pulsatile (noun, pulsatility): occurring not continuously but in bursts or pulses that may be either regular or sporadic in frequency. pulsating or functioning rhythmically or in cycles.

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Pul"sa*tile (?), a. [Cf. It. pulsatile, Sp. pulsatil.]

1.

Capable of being struck or beaten; played by beating or by percussion; as, a tambourine is a pulsatile musical instrument.

2.

Pulsating; throbbing, as a tumor.

 

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