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Pronunciation: ar′kē-ō-ki-net′ik

Definition: Denoting a low and primitive type of motor nerve mechanism, such as is found in the peripheral and the ganglionic nervous systems.

[G. archaios, ancient, + kinētikos, relating to movement]

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