Origin of afferentfrom Classical Latin afferens, present participle of afferre from ad-, to + ferre, to bear
Origin of afferentLatin afferēns afferent- present participle of afferre to bring toward ad- ad- ferre to bring ; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Carrying towards.
- An afferent nerve carries impulses from the body to the brain.
- An afferent structure or connection
afferent - Medical Definition