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1. afferent

adjective. ['ˈæfɝənt'] of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS.

Synonyms

  • sensory
  • centripetal
  • receptive
  • corticoafferent

Antonyms

  • cowardice
  • extrasensory
  • decentralizing
  • centrifugal

Etymology

  • adferens (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word afferent


1. Noun, singular or mass
White matter contains the major commissural tracts, cortical association fibres, and all cortical afferent and efferent fibres.

2. afferent

noun. ['ˈæfɝənt'] a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system.

Synonyms

  • afferent nerve
  • sensory nerve
  • nervus
  • sensory neuron
  • afferent neuron
  • dorsal root
  • sensory fiber
  • dorsal horn
  • fillet
  • lemniscus
  • nerve

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbent
  • impervious
  • corticospinal tract
  • motor nerve

Etymology

  • adferens (Latin)
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