- Relating to electrotonus.
* * *elec·tro·ton·ic i-.lek-trə-'tän-ik adj1) of, induced by, relating to, or constituting electrotonus <the \electrotonic condition of a nerve> <\electrotonic induction of depolarization>2) of, relating to, or being the spread of electrical activity through living tissue or cells in the absence of repeated action potentials <an \electrotonic junction between cells>elec·tro·ton·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *elec·tro·ton·ic (e-lek″tro-tonґik) 1. pertaining to electrotonus. 2. denoting the direct spread of current in tissues by electrical conduction, without the generation of new current by action potentials.
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