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- n. The condition of increased irritability of a nerve in the region of the cathode or negative electrode when a current is passed through it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition of increased irritability of a nerve in the region of the cathode or negative electrode, on the passage of a current of electricity through it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The changed physical and physiological condition in the neighborhood of the cathode when a constant electrical current is passed through a piece of nerve or muscle. Also cathelectrotonus. See electrotonus.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)