What does afferent mean?

Definitions for afferentˈæf ər ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensory nerve, afferent nerve, afferent(adj)

    a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system

  2. afferent(adj)

    of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS

    "afferent nerves"; "afferent impulses"


  1. afferent(Noun)

    An afferent structure or connection

  2. afferent(Adjective)

    Carrying towards.

    An afferent nerve carries impulses from the body to the brain.

  3. Origin: From adferens, present participle of adferre, from ad + ferre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afferent(adj)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. afferens, p. pr. of afferre; ad + ferre to bear.]


  1. Afferent

    Afferent is an anatomical term with the following meanings: ⁕Conveying towards a center, for example the afferent arterioles conveying blood towards the Bowman's capsule in the kidney. Opposite to Efferent. ⁕Something that so conducts, see Afferent nerve fiber ⁕Afferent lymphatic vessels

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Afferent

    af′fėr-ent, adj. (anat.) bringing to, applied to the nerves that convey sensations to the nerve centres. [L. afferensad, to, and ferre, to carry.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of afferent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of afferent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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