efferent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

efferent (not comparable)

  1. Carrying away from.
    An efferent nerve carries impulses from the brain to the body.
  2. Carried outward.
    Efferent impulses are those conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

efferent (plural efferents)

  1. A duct or stream that carries away.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin efferēns

Adjective[edit]

efferent

  1. (anatomy) carrying away from a central organ

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of efferent
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular efferent 2
Neuter singular efferent 2
Plural efferente 2
Definite attributive1 efferente
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

efferent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of efferō