trans·mit·ter (trăns-mĭtər, trănz-)
1. One that transmits: a transmitter of disease.
a. An electronic device that generates and amplifies a carrier wave, modulates it with a meaningful signal derived from speech or other sources, and radiates the resulting signal from an antenna.
b. The portion of a telephone that converts the incident sounds into electrical impulses that are conveyed to a remote receiver.
c. A telegraphic sending instrument.
3. A neurotransmitter.
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