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telephone theory

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noun tele·phone theory \ˈtel-ə-ˌfōn-\

Medical Definition of telephone theory

  1. :  a theory in physiology: the perception of pitch depends on the frequency of the nerve impulses induced by sounds of different pitch—compare place theory




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