Meaning: The pulsation or cycle of contraction of the heart muscle; beating heart.
Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "10" or "A" hand (handshape) with the palm facing toward the chest (orientation) in contact between the chest and the non-dominant palm-in flat hand (location) taps on the chest about twice (movement).
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