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Main Entry: 1re·flex
Pronunciation: primarystressremacron-secondarystressfleks
Function: noun
1 : an automatic response to a stimulus in which a nerve message passes from a sense organ to the spinal cord and then to a point of action (as a muscle or gland) often without first passing to the brain <the knee-jerk reflex> -- compare HABIT 3
2 plural : the power of acting or responding with enough speed <an athlete with great reflexes>

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