afferent

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

Definition of afferent 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

afferent

noun

Definition of afferent (Entry 2 of 2)

: an afferent vessel (as a blood or lymphatic vessel) or nerve

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afferently adverb

First Known Use of afferent

Adjective

1828, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afferent

Adjective

borrowed from French afférent, borrowed from Latin afferent-, afferens, present participle of afferre "to bring along or with," from ad- ad- + ferre "to carry" — more at bear entry 2

Noun

derivative of afferent entry 1

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The first known use of afferent was in 1828

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afferent

adjective
af·​fer·​ent | \ˈaf-ə-rənt, -ˌer-ənt \

Medical Definition of afferent 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Other Words from afferent

afferently adverb

afferent

noun

Medical Definition of afferent (Entry 2 of 2)

: an afferent anatomical part (as a nerve) the effect on the hypothalamus of afferents from the stomach

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