Definition of Afferent in English :

Define Afferent in English

Afferent meaning in English

Meaning of Afferent in English

Pronunciation of Afferent in English

Afferent pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of afferent


1. afferent, afferent nerve, sensory nerve

a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system


2. afferent

of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS

Example Sentences:
'afferent nerves'
'afferent impulses'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of afferent
bringing or directing inwards to a part or an organ of the body, esp towards the brain or spinal cord
Compare efferent

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see synonyms of afferent
1.  Physiology
bringing inward to a central part; specif., designating nerves that transmit impulses to the central nervous system, as to the brain
see also efferent
an afferent nerve, duct, etc.

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see synonyms of afferent
Carrying inward to a central organ or section, as nerves that conduct impulses from the periphery of the body to the brain or spinal cord.

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