electrotonus

noun
elec·​trot·​o·​nus | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-tə-nəs How to pronounce electrotonus (audio) \

Definition of electrotonus

: the altered sensitivity of a nerve when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it

First Known Use of electrotonus

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for electrotonus

New Latin

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“Electrotonus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrotonus. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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electrotonus

noun
elec·​trot·​o·​nus | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträt-ᵊn-əs How to pronounce electrotonus (audio) \

Medical Definition of electrotonus

: the altered sensitivity of a nerve when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it

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