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efferent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Efferent  \Ef"fe*rent\,  a.  [L.  efferens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of  effere 
  to  bear  out  ex  out  +  ferre  to  bear.]  (Physiol.) 
  a  Conveying  outward,  or  discharging;  --  applied  to  certain 
  blood  vessels,  lymphatics  nerves,  etc 
  b  Conveyed  outward;  as  efferent  impulses,  i.  e.,  such  as 
  are  conveyed  by  the  motor  or  efferent  nerves  from  the 
  central  nervous  organ  outwards;  --  opposed  to  {afferent}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Efferent  \Ef"fe*rent\,  n. 
  An  efferent  duct  or  stream. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  efferent 
  adj  :  (physiology)  of  nerves  and  nerve  impulses;  conveying 
  information  away  from  the  CNS;  "efferent  nerves  and 
  impulses"  [ant:  {afferent}] 




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