[kroh-nak-see, kron-ak-] /ˈkroʊ næk si, ˈkrɒn æk-/
the minimum time that an electric current of twice the threshold strength must flow in order to excite a tissue.
(physiol) the minimum time required for excitation of a nerve or muscle when the stimulus is double the minimum (threshold) necessary to elicit a basic response Compare rheobase
chronaxie chro·nax·ie or chro·nax·y (krō’nāk’sē, krŏn’āk’-)
n. pl. chro·nax·ies
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.
1. variant of before a vowel: chronaxie. chron- pref. Variant of chrono-.
[chuhk-uh l-hed] /ˈtʃʌk əlˌhɛd/ noun, Slang. 1. a stupid person; blockhead. /ˈtʃʌkəlˌhɛd/ noun 1. (informal) a stupid person; blockhead; dolt n. also chuckle-head, “blockhead, dolt,” (18c.), with head (n.), the first element perhaps from chuck (n.1). adjective Stupid; dim-witted, dumb: so strangely assembles, so Britishly chuckle-headed (1764+) noun A stupid person (1730s+)
- Chuck off
verb 1. (Austral & NZ, informal) (transitive, adverb) often foll by at. to abuse or make fun of
- Chuck something down
verb phrase To eat something very quickly: chucked down the Whopper