autonomic

[ aw-tuh-nom-ik ]
/ ˌɔ təˈnɒm ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to the autonomic nervous system.
Physiology. under the control of the autonomic nervous system.
Cell Biology. produced by internal forces or causes; spontaneous.

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Also au·to·nom·i·cal .

Origin of autonomic

First recorded in 1825–35; autonom(y) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM autonomic

au·to·nom·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for autonomic

autonomic
/ (ˌɔːtəˈnɒmɪk) /

adjective

occurring involuntarily or spontaneously
of or relating to the autonomic nervous system
Also: autonomous (of plant movements) occurring as a result of internal stimuli

Derived forms of autonomic

autonomically, adverb
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Medical definitions for autonomic

autonomic
[ ô′tə-nŏmĭk ]

adj.

Functionally independent; not under voluntary control.
Relating to the autonomic nervous system.

Other words from autonomic

au′to•nomi•cal•ly adv.
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