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Pronunciation: thresh'old


  1. The point at which a stimulus first produces a sensation.
  2. The lower limit of perception of a stimulus.
  3. The minimal stimulus that produces excitation of any structure, the minimal stimulus eliciting a motor response.

Synonym(s): limen2TA

[A.S. therxold]

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