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noun Physiology.
  1. any of the brain waves constituting theta rhythm.

Origin of theta wave

First recorded in 1965–70
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theta wave

n.
  1. A waveform on an electroencephalogram having a frequency of 4 to 8 hertz, recorded chiefly in the hippocampus of carnivorous mammals when they are alert or aroused.theta rhythm
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