of or relating to the autonomic nervous system.
Physiology. under the control of the autonomic nervous system.
Cell Biology. produced by internal forces or causes; spontaneous.
occurring involuntarily or spontaneously
of or relating to the autonomic nervous system
Also autonomous. (of plant movements) occurring as a result of internal stimuli
1832, “pertaining to autonomy” (q.v.); used mostly in physiology. Autonomical is recorded from 1650s.
autonomic au·to·nom·ic (ô’tə-nŏm’ĭk)
Functionally independent; not under voluntary control.
Relating to the autonomic nervous system.
independence or freedom, as of the will or one’s actions: the autonomy of the individual. the condition of being autonomous; self-government or the right of self-government: The rebels demanded autonomy from Spain. a self-governing community. Contemporary Examples The statements were viewed as a frontal assault on the autonomy and independence of the criminal-justice system. Obama […]
the belief in or a movement toward autonomy. independence or freedom, as of the will or one’s actions: the autonomy of the individual. the condition of being autonomous; self-government or the right of self-government: The rebels demanded autonomy from Spain. a self-governing community. Historical Examples In the face of these circumstances, Blanco organized his autonomist […]
autonomotropic autonomotropic au·to·nom·o·tro·pic (ô’tə-nŏm’ə-trŏp’ĭk) adj. Acting on the autonomic nervous system.
Government. self-governing; independent; subject to its own laws only. pertaining to an autonomy, or a self-governing community. having autonomy; not subject to control from outside; independent: a subsidiary that functioned as an autonomous unit. Biology. existing and functioning as an independent organism. growing naturally or spontaneously, without cultivation. Contemporary Examples Correction: An earlier draft of […]