Definition of autonomic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɔːtəˈnɒmɪk/


chiefly Physiology
Involuntary or unconscious; relating to the autonomic nervous system: the symptoms included gastrointestinal and autonomic disturbance
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.


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

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