[ ih-lek-trot-n-uh s, ee-lek- ]
/ ɪ lɛkˈtrɒt n əs, ˌi lɛk- /
the altered state of a nerve during the passage of an electric current through it.
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OTHER WORDS FROM electrotonuse·lec·tro·ton·ic [ih-lek-truh-ton-ik] /ɪˌlɛk trəˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby electrotonus
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British Dictionary definitions for electrotonic
/ (ɪlɛkˈtrɒtənəs, ˌiːlɛk-) /
physiol the change in the state of irritability and conductivity of a nerve or muscle caused by the passage of an electric current
Derived forms of electrotonuselectrotonic (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈtɒnɪk), adjective
Word Origin for electrotonus
C19: from New Latin, from electro- + Latin tonus tone
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Medical definitions for electrotonic
[ ĭ-lĕk′trŏt′n-əs, ē′lĕk- ]
Alteration in excitability and conductivity of a nerve or muscle during the passage of an electric current through it.
Other words from electrotonuse•lec′tro•ton′ic (-trə-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
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