mixed nerve

noun

: a nerve containing both sensory and motor fibers

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mixed nerve was in 1861

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“Mixed nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20nerve. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

mixed nerve

noun
: a nerve that carries nerve impulses toward the central nervous system from a sense organ and also away from the central nervous system to cause movement in muscles

Medical Definition

mixed nerve

noun
: a nerve containing both sensory and motor fibers
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