from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of reflex responses, especially as they affect behavior.
  • n. A method of massage that relieves nervous tension through the application of finger pressure, especially to the feet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study and interpretation of behavior in terms of simple and complex reflexes.
  • n. A form of complementary medicine involving the stimulation of points on the feet, hands, or ears, in the belief that it will have a beneficial effect on some other parts of the body or to improve general health.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the study of reflex action as it relates to the behavior of organisms
  • n. massage to relieve tension by finger pressure; based on the belief that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head that are connected to every part of the body


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