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reflex

n 1 a  :  reflected heat, light, or color  b  :  a mirrored image  2 a  :  an automatic and often inborn response to a stimulus that involves a nerve impulse passing inward from a receptor to a nerve center and thence outward to an effector (as a muscle or gland) without reaching the level of consciousness - compare HABIT3    b  :  the process that culminates in a reflex and comprises reception, transmission, and reaction  c  reflexes  pl  :  the power of acting or responding with adequate speed
adj 1  :  bent, turned, or directed back  :  REFLECTED  2  :  of, relating to, or produced by a reflex without intervention of consciousness .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  reflexa   reflux 

 
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