Meaning of electrotonic in English:

electrotonic

Pronunciation /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈtɒnɪk/

adjective

  • 1historical Designating a modified state of an electrical conductor when subjected to a magnetic field.

  • 2Physiology
    Of, relating to, or characterized by electrotonus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Michael Faraday (1791–1867), natural philosopher, scientific adviser, and Sandemanian. From electro- + tonic.