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Adjective: afferent  a-fu-runt
  1. (physiology) of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS
    "afferent nerves"; "afferent impulses"
Noun: afferent  a-fu-runt
  1. A nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
    - sensory nerve, afferent nerve

Derived forms: afferents

See also: centripetal, corticipetal, corticoafferent, receptive, sensory

Type of: nerve, nervus

Antonym: efferent

Encyclopedia: Afferent