telephone theory

noun
tele·​phone theory | \ ˈtel-ə-ˌfōn- How to pronounce telephone theory (audio) \

Medical Definition of telephone theory

: a theory in physiology: the perception of pitch depends on the frequency of the nerve impulses induced by sounds of different pitch — compare place theory

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“Telephone theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/telephone%20theory. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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