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efferent

[ ef-er-uhnt ]

adjective

  1. conveying or conducting away from an organ or part ( afferent ).


noun

  1. an efferent part, as a nerve or blood vessel.

efferent

/ ˈɛfərənt /

adjective

  1. carrying or conducting outwards from a part or an organ of the body, esp from the brain or spinal cord Compare afferent


efferent

/ ĕfər-ənt /

  1. Carrying motor impulses away from a central organ or part, as a nerve that conducts impulses from the central nervous system to the periphery of the body.
  2. Compare afferent


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Derived Forms

  • ˈefference, noun
  • ˈefferently, adverb
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Other Words From

  • effer·ence noun
  • effer·ent·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of efferent1

1830–40; < Latin efferent- (stem of efferēns carrying off, present participle of efferre ), equivalent to ef- ef- + ferent- carrying ( fer- carry + -ent- -ent )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of efferent1

C19: from Latin efferre to bear off, from ferre to bear
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Example Sentences

This vesicle appears as a continuation of the Mllerian ducts, but receives a number of the efferent ductules of the kidneys.

But the efferent ductules from the kidney gradually alter their points of entrance into the primitive duct.

Then adjusted itself to the exact micro-frequency that carried the messages in his efferent nervous system.

Every efferent neuron in his system carried the message full power.

In other words, the vitality of the cells on the efferent side ought not to be dependent on the integrity of the reflex arc.

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