ideomotor

adjective
ideo·​mo·​tor | \ ˌī-dē-ə-ˈmō-tər How to pronounce ideomotor (audio) , ˌi- \

Definition of ideomotor

: not reflex but motivated by an idea ideomotor muscular activity

First Known Use of ideomotor

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Ideomotor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ideomotor. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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ideomotor

adjective
ideo·​mo·​tor | \ ˌīd-ē-ə-ˈmōt-ər How to pronounce ideomotor (audio) , ˌid- How to pronounce ideomotor (audio) \

Medical Definition of ideomotor

1 : not reflex but motivated by an idea ideomotor muscular activity
2 : of, relating to, or concerned with ideomotor activity ideomotor theory

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