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cholinergic (adj.)

1934, from choline, name of a basic substance abundant in bile (coined in German, 1862, from Greek khole "bile;" see cholera) + Greek ergon "work" (from PIE root *werg- "to do") + -ic.

updated on November 14, 2017

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Definitions of cholinergic from WordNet

cholinergic (adj.)
releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound;
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