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afferent

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adjective af·fer·ent \ˈa-fə-rənt, -ˌfer-ənt, -ˌfe-rənt\

Definition of afferent

  1. :  bearing or conducting inward; specifically :  conveying impulses toward the central nervous system — compare efferent

af·fer·ent·ly adverb


Origin of afferent

Latin afferent-, afferens, present participle of afferre to bring to, from ad- + ferre to bear — more at bear


First Known Use: circa 1847

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afferent

noun af·fer·ent

Definition of afferent

  1. :  an afferent anatomical part (as a nerve)



1949

First Known Use of afferent

1949


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