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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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Rhymes with Afferent

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

How do you pronounce afferent?

Pronounce afferent as ˈæfərənt.

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Sentences with 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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