homologous stimulus

noun

Definition of homologous stimulus

: an agent (as light or sound) that is the normal stimulus of a sense organ and is able to produce its specialized stimulation only when acting on the organ adapted to receive it — compare heterologous stimulus

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“Homologous stimulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homologous%20stimulus. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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