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nerve trunk

noun, Anatomy.
the main stem of a nerve.
Origin of nerve trunk
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Shortly after passing out, these two form into one, uniting to constitute a nerve trunk.

  • The former usually accompanies some chronic disease of the spinal cord or the earlier stages of irritation of a nerve trunk.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • The peripheral nerves may be the seat of hemorrhages, the blood lying between the nerve trunk and its sheath.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • These unite and run side by side, forming as they pass between the vertebræ one silvery thread, or nerve trunk.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • Atrophy and cystic degeneration of the nerve trunk follows destruction of retinal neurons and cupping of the disc.

    Glaucoma Various
  • This nerve trunk was atrophied below the thickening, and had undergone gelatinous degeneration.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • So far as I know, it is only when a nerve trunk of some size has been wounded that neuralgia is a probable result.

nerve trunk in Medicine

nerve trunk n.
The main stem of a nerve, consisting of a bundle of nerve fibers bound together by a tough sheath of connective tissue.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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