autonomically

autonomic

[aw-tuh-nom-ik]
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the autonomic nervous system.
3.
Physiology. under the control of the autonomic nervous system.
4.
Cell Biology. produced by internal forces or causes; spontaneous.
Also, autonomical.


Origin:
1825–35; autonom(y) + -ic

autonomically, adverb
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autonomic (ˌɔːtəˈnɒmɪk)
 
adj
1.  occurring involuntarily or spontaneously
2.  of or relating to the autonomic nervous system
3.  Also: autonomous (of plant movements) occurring as a result of internal stimuli
 
auto'nomically
 
adv

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autonomic
1832, "pertaining to autonomy" (q.v.); used mostly in physiology.
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autonomic au·to·nom·ic (ô'tə-nŏm'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Functionally independent; not under voluntary control.

  2. Relating to the autonomic nervous system.


au'to·nom'i·cal·ly adv.
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