electrotonic

adjective

elec·​tro·​ton·​ic i-ˌlek-trə-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce electrotonic (audio)
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
electrotonically adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of electrotonic was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Electrotonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrotonic. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

electrotonic

adjective
elec·​tro·​ton·​ic i-ˌlek-trə-ˈtän-ik How to pronounce electrotonic (audio)
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
electrotonically adverb
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