Catalectic

Cat`a*lec"tic

(?), a. [L. catalecticus, Gr. incomplete, fr. to leave off; kata` down, wholly + lh`gein to stop.] 1. (Pros.) Wanting a syllable at the end, or terminating in an imperfect foot; as, a catalectic verse.
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2. (Photog. & Chem.) Incomplete; partial; not affecting the whole of a substance. Abney.
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Cat"a*lep`sy

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Cat`a*lep"sis

(?), } n. [NL. catalepsis, fr. Gr. a seizure, fr. to seize upon; kata` down + to take, seize.] (Med.) A sudden suspension of sensation and volition, the body and limbs preserving the position that may be given them, while the action of the heart and lungs continues.
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