[pav-loh-vee-uh n, -law-, -lov-ee-] /pævˈloʊ vi ən, -ˈlɔ-, -ˈlɒv i-/

of, relating to, or characteristic of or his work, especially of experiments in which he elicited predictable responses from laboratory animals.
of or relating to the work of Ivan Pavlov
(of a reaction or response) automatic; involuntary

1931, from the theories, experiments, and methods of Russian physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936), especially in connection with the salivary reflexes of dogs in response to mental stimulus of the sound of a bell (attested from 1911, in Pavloff [sic] method).


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