antidromic

adjective
an·​ti·​drom·​ic | \ ˌan-ti-ˈdrä-mik How to pronounce antidromic (audio) \

Definition of antidromic

: proceeding or conducting in a direction opposite to the usual one used especially of a nerve impulse or fiber

Other Words from antidromic

antidromically \ ˌan-​ti-​ˈdrä-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce antidromic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of antidromic

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antidromic

anti- + Greek dromos racecourse, running — more at dromedary

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The first known use of antidromic was in 1895

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“Antidromic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antidromic. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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antidromic

adjective
an·​ti·​dro·​mic | \ ˌant-i-ˈdräm-ik How to pronounce antidromic (audio) , -ˈdrōm- How to pronounce antidromic (audio) \

Medical Definition of antidromic

1 : proceeding or conducting in a direction opposite to the usual one used especially of a nerve impulse or fiber antidromic action potentials
2 : characterized by antidromic conduction antidromic tachycardia in which impulses travel from the ventricle to the atrium via the atrioventricular node

Other Words from antidromic

antidromically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce antidromic (audio) \ adverb

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