Motory
Motor Mo"tor, Motory Mo"to*ry, Motorial Mo*to"ri*al, a. [L. motorius that has motion. See {Motor}, n.] Causing or setting up motion; pertaining to organs of motion; -- applied especially in physiology to those nerves or nerve fibers which only convey impressions from a nerve center to muscles, thereby causing motion. [1913 Webster]

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  • motory — mo·to·ry …   English syllables

  • motory — ˈmōd.ərē adjective Etymology: Late Latin motorius moving, from Latin motus (past participle of movēre to move) + orius ory more at move : motor 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Excito-motory — Ex*ci to mo to*ry, a. (Physiol.) Exciting motion; said of that portion of the nervous system concerned in reflex actions, by which impressions are transmitted to a nerve center and then reflected back so as to produce muscular contraction without …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incito-motory — In*ci to mo to*ry, a. (Physiol.) Incitomotor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Secreto-motory — Se*cre to mo to*ry, a. (Physiol.) Causing secretion; said of nerves which go to glands and influence secretion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excito-motory — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Reflex — Re flex (r? fl?ks), a. [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere: cf. F. r[ e]flexe. See {Reflect}.] 1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective. [1913 Webster] The reflex act of the soul, or the turning of the intellectual eye… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflex action — Reflex Re flex (r? fl?ks), a. [L. reflexus, p. p. of reflectere: cf. F. r[ e]flexe. See {Reflect}.] 1. Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective. [1913 Webster] The reflex act of the soul, or the turning of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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