from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the cathode: as, the cathodic discharge in a vacuum-tube. Also spelled kathodic.
  • Proceeding downward: applied to the efferent course of action of the nervous influence. G. S. Hall. Also spelled kathodic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.) A term applied to the centrifugal, or efferent, course of the nervous influence.

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  • adjective anatomy Proceeding from a nerve centre; efferent
  • adjective physics Of or pertaining to a cathode

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  • adjective of or at or pertaining to a cathode


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