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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