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Pronunciation: kon-duk'shun


  1. The act of transmitting or conveying certain forms of energy, such as heat, sound, or electricity, from one point to another, without evident movement in the conducting body.
  2. The transmission of stimuli of various sorts by living protoplasm.

[L. con- duco, pp. ductus, to lead, conduct]

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