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[in-er-vey-shuh n]
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  1. the act of innervating; state of being innervated.
  2. Anatomy. the distribution of nerves to a part.
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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
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Related Words for innervation

reaction, perception, pain, feel, sensitivity, excitement, sense, pleasure, awareness, responsiveness, sensuality, consciousness, enjoyment, tactility, perceiving, titillation, activity, excitation, receptivity, sensibility

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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.
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Related formsin′ner•vation•al (-shə-nəl) adj.
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