chronaxie

noun
chron·​ax·​ie | \ˈkrō-ˌnak-sē, ˈkrä-\
variants: or less commonly chronaxy

Definition of chronaxie 

: the minimum time required for excitation of a structure (such as a neuron) by a constant electric current of twice the threshold voltage

First Known Use of chronaxie

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chronaxie

French chronaxie, from chron- + Greek axia value, from axios worthy — more at axiom

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chronaxie

noun
chron·​ax·​ie
variants: or chronaxy \ˈkrōn-​ˌak-​sē, ˈkrän-​ \ also chronaxia \krō-​ˈnak-​sē-​ə, krə-​, krän-​ˈak-​ \
plural chronaxies also chronaxias

Medical Definition of chronaxie 

: the minimum time required for excitation of a structure (as a nerve cell) by a constant electric current of twice the threshold voltage — compare rheobase

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