afferent


1af·fer·ent

adjective \ˈa-fə-rənt, -ˌfer-ənt, -ˌfe-rənt\

Definition of AFFERENT

:  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

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor

2afferent

noun

Definition of AFFERENT

:  an afferent anatomical part (as a nerve)

First Known Use of AFFERENT

1949

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

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