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stimulus

Pronunciation: stim'yu-lus, -li

Definition:

  1. A stimulant.
  2. That which can elicit or evoke action (response) in a muscle, nerve, gland or other excitable tissue, or cause an augmenting action upon any function or metabolic process.

[L. a goad]

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