au·to·nom·ic adj \ˌȯt-ə-ˈnäm-ik\
a : acting or occurring involuntarily <autonomic reflexes> b : relating to, affecting, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system <autonomic ganglia> <autonomic dysfunction>
: having an effect upon tissue supplied by the autonomic nervous system <autonomic drugs>
—au·to·nom·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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