Definition of Instinctive reflex
1. Noun. An automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus.
Specialized synonyms: Accommodation Reflex, Babinski, Babinski Reflex, Babinski Sign, Belch, Belching, Burp, Burping, Eructation, Blink, Blinking, Eye Blink, Nictation, Nictitation, Wink, Winking, Blush, Flush, Disgorgement, Emesis, Puking, Regurgitation, Vomit, Vomiting, Defecation Reflex, Rectal Reflex, Oscitance, Oscitancy, Yawn, Yawning, Electric Shock, Electrical Shock, Shock, Breaking Wind, Fart, Farting, Flatus, Wind, Gulp, Gulping, Knee Jerk, Knee-jerk Reflex, Patellar Reflex, Light Reflex, Miosis, Myosis, Pupillary Reflex, Mydriasis, Micturition Reflex, Gag Reflex, Pharyngeal Reflex, Goose Bump, Goose Pimple, Goose Skin, Goosebump, Gooseflesh, Horripilation, Pilomotor Reflex, Plantar Reflex, Rooting Reflex, Jump, Start, Startle, Myotactic Reflex, Stretch Reflex, Suckling Reflex, Shake, Shiver, Tremble, Sneeze, Sneezing, Sternutation, Hiccough, Hiccup, Singultus
Generic synonyms: Reaction, Response
Derivative terms: Reflex
Lexicographical Neighbors of Instinctive Reflex
Literary usage of Instinctive reflex
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"And on this wider view of intelligence the difference between intelligent (г. е., imitative) action and instinctive reflex action is much greater than that ..."
2. Kirkes': Handbook of Physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes, William Hayden Rockwell, Charles Loomis Dana (1902)
"Darwin has mentioned an interesting example of the way in which, 3n the other hand, such an instinctive reflex act may override the strongest effort of the ..."
3. Elements of Psychology by Noah Knowles Davis (1892)
"... instinctive reflex action. 2 In the winking that moistens or guards the eye, the optic nerves are the afferent, and the facial nerves the efferent, ..."
4. Kirkes' Handbook of Physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes, Charles Wilson Greene (1922)
"Darwin has mentioned an interesting example of the way in which such an instinctive reflex act may override the strongest effort of the will. ..."
5. Hand-book of Physiology by William Morrant Baker (1895)
"Darwin has mentioned an interesting example of the way in which, on the other hand, such an instinctive reflex act may override the strongest effort of the ..."
6. Development and Evolution: Including Psychophysical Evolution, Evolution by by James Mark Baldwin (1902)
"On this wider definition of intelligence the difference between intelligent (eg, imitative) action and instinctive reflex action is much greater than that ..."
7. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1918)
"In this instinctive, reflex sort of shame, the body is just as much the entire vehicle cf the self-feeling as, in the coarser cases which we first took up, ..."
8. The Interpretation of Life: In which is Shown the Relation of Modern Culture by Gerhart Cornell Mars (1908)
"... vague, general sensitiveness to his surroundings, and the capacity of response in a simple, vague, general instinctive reflex quiver. ..."