motor nerve

n.

An efferent nerve conveying an impulse that excites muscular contraction.

Nearby words

  1. motor generator,
  2. motor home,
  3. motor image,
  4. motor lodge,
  5. motor lorry,
  6. motor neuron,
  7. motor neuron disease,
  8. motor neurone disease,
  9. motor nuclei,
  10. motor paralysis


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Examples from the Web for motor nerve

  • Through repeated performance the muscles, or rather the motor-nerve centers, become habituated to complex activities.