nerve fiber

noun Anatomy, Physiology.

a process, axon, or dendrite of a nerve cell.

Origin of nerve fiber

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for nerve fiber

nerve fiber


A threadlike process of a neuron, especially the axon that conducts nerve impulses.
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Science definitions for nerve fiber

nerve fiber

See axon.
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