Origin of innervate
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In all higher forms it innervates directly only the principal sense-organs of the head.The Whence and the Whither of Man
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- to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part)
- to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses
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Word Origin and History for innervates
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- To supply an organ or a body part with nerves.
- To stimulate a nerve, muscle, or body part to action.
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