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- noun The minimum interval of time necessary to electrically stimulate a muscle or nerve fiber, using twice the minimum current needed to elicit a threshold response.
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- noun The
minimum timeover which an electric currentmust be applied in order to stimulate a muscle fiberor nerve cell.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French : Greek khronos, time + Greek axiā, value (from axios, worthy; see ag- in Indo-European roots).]
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Ancient Greek χρόνος (kronos, "time") + ἄξων (aksōn, "axis")
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