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1In the genitive, especially in "Quincke's pulse", "Quincke's sign". Designating the phenomenon of visible capillary pulsation in the nails or lips, especially in an exaggerated form occurring in patients with aortic regurgitation.
2In the genitive (especially in "Quincke's disease") and with of. Designating the disorder angioedema.
Late 19th century. From the name of Heinrich I. Quincke, German physician. In sense 1 described by Quincke in 1868, in Berliner klin. Wochenscr 5 357.
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