Electrotonic E*lec`tro*ton"ic, a. 1. (Physics) Of or pertaining to electrical tension; -- said of a supposed peculiar condition of a conducting circuit during its exposure to the action of another conducting circuit traversed by a uniform electric current when both circuits remain stationary. --Faraday. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) Relating to electrotonus; as, the electrotonic condition of a nerve. [1913 Webster]

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