afferent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin adferens (bringing to), present participle of adferre (to bring to), from ad (to, toward) + ferre (to carry, bear).

Adjective[edit]

afferent (not comparable)

  1. Carrying towards.
    An afferent nerve carries impulses from the body to the brain.

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Noun[edit]

afferent (plural afferents)

  1. An afferent structure or connection

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Verb[edit]

afferent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of afferō