arrhythmia

arrhythmia
ar•rhyth•mi•a
[[t]əˈrɪð mi ə, eɪˈrɪð-[/t]] n.
pat any disturbance in the rhythm of the heartbeat
Etymology: 1885–90; < Gk arrhythmía. See a- VI, rhythm ar•rhyth′mic, ar•rhyth′mi•cal, adj. ar•rhyth′mi•cal•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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