deafferent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ afferent

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

deafferent (not comparable)

  1. Detached from the nervous system.

Verb[edit]

deafferent (third-person singular simple present deafferents, present participle deafferenting, simple past and past participle deafferented)

  1. (transitive) To detach from the nervous system.
    The researchers deafferented the monkeys' limbs.

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