adequate stimulus

noun

Definition of adequate stimulus

: a stimulus that acts only on an especially adapted end organ light is an adequate stimulus of the rods and cones of the retina

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First Known Use of adequate stimulus

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Adequate stimulus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adequate%20stimulus. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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