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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument devised by Heidenhain for stimulating a nerve mechanically by causing an ivory hammer attached to the vibrating spring of an induction-machine to beat upon it.

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

  • noun (Physiol.) An instrument from tetanizing a muscle by irritating its nerve by successive mechanical shocks.

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  • noun physiology An instrument for tetanizing a muscle by irritating its nerve with successive mechanical shocks.

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