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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Afferent  \Af"fer*ent\,  a.  [L.  afferens  p.  pr  of  afferre  ad  + 
  ferre  to  bear.]  (Physiol.) 
  Bearing  or  conducting  inwards  to  a  part  or  organ;  --  opposed 
  to  {efferent};  as  afferent  vessels;  afferent  nerves,  which 
  convey  sensations  from  the  external  organs  to  the  brain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  afferent 
  adj  :  (physiology)  of  nerves  and  nerve  impulses;  conveying  sensory 
  information  from  the  sense  organs  to  the  CNS;  "afferent 
  nerves";  "afferent  impulses"  [ant:  {efferent}] 




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