electrotonic

adjective
elec·​tro·​ton·​ic | \i-ˌlek-trə-ˈtä-nik \

Definition of electrotonic 

1 : of, induced by, relating to, or constituting electrotonus

2 : of, relating to, or being the spread of electrical activity through living tissue or cells in the absence of repeated action potentials

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electrotonically \i-​ˌlek-​trə-​ˈtä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of electrotonic

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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electrotonic

adjective
elec·​tro·​ton·​ic | \i-ˌlek-trə-ˈtän-ik \

Medical Definition of electrotonic 

1 : of, induced by, relating to, or constituting electrotonus the electrotonic condition of a nerve electrotonic induction of depolarization

2 : of, relating to, or being the spread of electrical activity through living tissue or cells in the absence of repeated action potentials an electrotonic junction between cells

Other Words from electrotonic

electrotonically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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