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autonomous

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adjective au·ton·o·mous \ȯ-ˈtän-ə-məs\

Medical Definition of autonomous

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or marked by autonomy

  2. 2a:  not forming a part (as does an embryo or seed) in the developmental sequence of an organismb:  responding, reacting, or developing independently of the whole <a tumor is an autonomous growth>

  3. 3:  under control of the autonomic nervous system

  4. au·ton·o·mous·ly adverb





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