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nerve fiber

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noun Anatomy, Physiology.
  1. a process, axon, or dendrite of a nerve cell.

Origin of nerve fiber

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for nerve fiber

Historical Examples

  • He awoke from his stupor with a shock that set every nerve-fiber quivering.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930

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nerve fiber in Medicine

nerve fiber

n.
  1. A threadlike process of a neuron, especially the axon that conducts nerve impulses.
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nerve fiber in Science

nerve fiber

  1. See axon.
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