- the main stem of a nerve.
Origin of nerve trunk
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for nerve trunk
When it presses on a nerve-trunk it causes pains and cramps.
Cutting wounds may divide a nerve-trunk (a) partially, or (b) completely.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it
Francis E. Anstie
The primary injuries include contusion, partial or complete division, and perforation of the nerve-trunk.
- The main stem of a nerve, consisting of a bundle of nerve fibers bound together by a tough sheath of connective tissue.
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