[in-er-vey-shuh n]
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Origin of innervation

First recorded in 1825–35; innervate + -ion
Related formsin·ner·va·tion·al, adjectivehy·per·in·ner·va·tion, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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innervation in Medicine


  1. The arrangement or distribution of nerves to an organ or body part.
  2. The amount or degree of stimulation of a muscle or organ by nerves.
Related formsin′ner•vation•al (-shə-nəl) adj.
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