Efferent definition

ĕfər-ənt
Directed away from a central organ or section.
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Carrying impulses from the central nervous system to an effector.
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An efferent organ or body part, such as a blood vessel.
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(physiol.) Carrying away from a central part; specif., designating nerves that carry impulses away from a nerve center.
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An efferent nerve, duct, etc.
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Directed away from a central organ or section.
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Carrying impulses from the central nervous system to an effector.
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An efferent organ or body part, such as a blood vessel.
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Carrying motor impulses away from a central organ or part, as a nerve that conducts impulses from the central nervous system to the periphery of the body.
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Carrying away from.

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

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Carried outward.

Efferent impulses are those conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards.

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A duct or stream that carries away.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
efferent
Plural:
efferents

Origin of efferent

  • From Latin efferēns efferent- present participle of efferre to carry off ex- ex- ferre to carry bher-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin efferēns, present active participle of efferō (“bring or carry out”), from ē (“out of”), short form of ex, + ferō (“carry, bear”).

    From Wiktionary