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stim·u·lus / ˈstimyələs/ • n. (pl. -li / -ˌlī/ ) a thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue: areas of the brain which respond to auditory stimuli. ∎  a thing that rouses activity or energy in someone or something; a spur or incentive: if the tax were abolished, it would act as a stimulus to exports. ∎  an interesting and exciting quality: she loved the stimulus of the job. ORIGIN: late 17th cent.: from Latin, ‘goad, spur, incentive.’

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stimulus Any change in the external or internal environment of an organism that provokes a physiological or behavioural response in the organism. In an animal specific receptors are sensitive to stimuli.

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stimulus (stim-yoo-lŭs) n. (pl. stimuli) any agent that provokes a response, or particular form of activity, in a cell, tissue, or other structure.

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