Meaning of palpitation

pal•pi•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (pal"pi-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of palpitating.
  2. an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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