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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The specific function of the nervous system—that of conducting stimuli.

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

  • noun (Physiol.), archaic The special properties and functions of the nerves; that capacity for transmitting a stimulus which belongs to nerves.

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  • noun physiology The special properties and functions of the nerves; the nervous capacity for transmitting a stimulus.

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