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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chronaxie

Statistics for chronaxie

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for chronaxie

The first known use of chronaxie was in 1922

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for chronaxie

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

Comments on chronaxie

What made you want to look up chronaxie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!