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autonomous

adj au·ton·o·mous \-ˈtän-ə-məs\

Medical Definition of AUTONOMOUS

1
:  of, relating to, or marked by autonomy
2
a :  not forming a part (as does an embryo or seed) in the developmental sequence of an organism b :  responding, reacting, or developing independently of the whole <a tumor is an autonomous growth>
3
:  under control of the autonomic nervous system
au·ton·o·mous·ly adverb

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