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ˈæf ər əntaf·fer·ent

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  1. afferentnoun


  2. afferentadjective

    Carrying towards.

    An afferent nerve carries impulses from the body to the brain.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensory nerve, afferent nerve, afferentadjective

    a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system

    afferent nerve, sensory nerve

    corticofugal, efferent, motor(a), motorial, corticoefferent, centrifugal, corticifugal, neuromotor

  2. afferentadjective

    of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS

    "afferent nerves"; "afferent impulses"

    corticifugal, motor(a), corticofugal, motorial, neuromotor, efferent, corticoefferent, centrifugal

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