Definition of autonomic in English:

autonomic

Syllabification: au·to·nom·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌôdəˈnämik
 
/

adjective

[attributive] chiefly Physiology
Involuntary or unconscious; relating to the autonomic nervous system.
More example sentences
  • The primary types of diabetic neuropathy are sensorimotor and autonomic.
  • The sympathetic nerves control circulation and perspiration and are part of your autonomic nervous system.
  • For example, stress has been shown to affect major physiological systems - autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune.

Origin

mid 19th century (in the sense 'self-governing'): from autonomy + -ic.

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