asystole etymology

English word asystole comes from English a-, English systole

Detailed word origin of asystole

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- English (eng) (no longer productive) Away from. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) forming words with the sense of wholly, or utterly out[First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) Of, from. [First attested prior to 1150.] Not, without, opposite of. (no longer productive) Towards; Used to indicate direction, reduction to, increase to, change into, or [...]
systole English (eng) (physiology) The rhythmic contraction of the heart, by which blood is driven through the arteries.. (prosody) A shortening of a naturally long vowel.
asystole English (eng) (pathology, cardiology) Absence of systole; failure of the heart to contract.

Words with the same origin as asystole

Descendants of a-
abe ace adrift afar afloat ahold amelia arouse ashore aside asleep
Descendants of systole
asystolic systolic systolically