efferent

adjective
ef·​fer·​ent | \ ˈe-fər-ənt How to pronounce efferent (audio) , -ˌfer-, ˈē- How to pronounce efferent (audio) \

Definition of efferent

: conducting outward from a part or organ specifically : conveying nervous impulses to an effector efferent neurons — compare afferent

Other Words from efferent

efferent noun
efferently adverb

First Known Use of efferent

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for efferent

French efférent, from Latin efferent-, efferens, present participle of efferre to carry outward, from ex- + ferre to carry — more at bear

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The first known use of efferent was in 1856

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“Efferent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/efferent. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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efferent

adjective
ef·​fer·​ent | \ ˈef-ə-rənt; ˈef-ˌer-ənt How to pronounce efferent (audio) , ˈē-ˌfer- How to pronounce efferent (audio) \

Medical Definition of efferent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: conducting outward from a part or organ specifically : conveying nerve impulses to an effector efferent neurons — compare afferent entry 1

Other Words from efferent

efferently adverb

efferent

noun

Medical Definition of efferent (Entry 2 of 2)

: an efferent part (as a blood vessel or nerve fiber)

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