adjective Physiology.

conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to the usual one.

Origin of antidromic

First recorded in 1905–10; anti- + -drome + -ic
Related formsan·ti·drom·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for antidromic



(of nerve fibres) conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal

Word Origin for antidromic

from anti- + Greek dromos course
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antidromic in Medicine




Relating to the propagation of an impulse along an axon in a direction that is the reverse of normal.
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