- autonomic (adj.) 1832, "pertaining to AUTONOMY (Cf. autonomy)" (q.v.); used mostly in physiology. Autonomical is recorded from 1650s.
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autonomic — Relating to the a. nervous system. * * * au·to·nom·ic .ȯt ə näm ik adj 1 a) acting or occurring involuntarily <autonomic reflexes> b) relating to, affecting, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system <autonomic ganglia>… … Medical dictionary
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autonomic — autonomically, adv. /aw teuh nom ik/, adj. 1. autonomous. 2. of or pertaining to the autonomic nervous system. 3. Physiol. under the control of the autonomic nervous system. 4. Cell Biol. produced by internal forces or causes; spontaneous. Also,… … Universalium
autonomic — adjective a) Acting or occurring involuntarily, without conscious control. b) Pertaining to the autonomic nervous system. See Also: autonomics, autonomous … Wiktionary
autonomic — au•to•nom•ic [[t]ˌɔ təˈnɒm ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) autonomous 2) anat. phl of, pertaining to, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system 3) cbl Biol. internally caused; spontaneous • Etymology: 1825–35 au to•nom′i•cal•ly, adv … From formal English to slang
autonomic — /ɔtəˈnɒmɪk/ (say awtuh nomik) adjective 1. autonomous. 2. Botany produced by internal forces or causes; spontaneous. 3. of or relating to the autonomic nervous system. 4. of or relating to autonomics. –autonomically, adverb … Australian English dictionary