afferent

Definition of afferent

adjective:

  • of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS; "afferent nerves", "afferent impulses". Antonyms: efferent.

noun:

  • a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system. Synonyms: afferent nerve, sensory nerve.

Related words

fillet, lemniscus.

Words nearby afferent

efferent.

Start with afferent

afferently, afferents.

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