innervation

[ in-er-vey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn ərˈveɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of innervating; state of being innervated.
Anatomy. the distribution of nerves to a part.

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Origin of innervation

First recorded in 1825–35; innervate + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM innervation

in·ner·va·tion·al, adjectivehy·per·in·ner·va·tion, adjective
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Medical definitions for innervation

innervation
[ ĭn′ər-vāshən ]

n.

The arrangement or distribution of nerves to an organ or body part.
The amount or degree of stimulation of a muscle or organ by nerves.

Other words from innervation

in′ner•vation•al (-shə-nəl) adj.
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