nerve fibre

  1. a threadlike extension of a nerve cell; axon

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How to use nerve fibre in a sentence

  • I believe that a Stimulant is able actually to produce nervous action; perhaps by an irritative operation upon nerve-fibre.

    The Action of Medicines in the System | Frederick William Headland
  • Cuvier knew, for example, that each muscle fibre has its own nerve fibre.

    Form and Function | E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • The neuraxon gives off a number of collaterals, and then becomes a nerve-fibre of the central white matter.

  • So, in the brain, every sensation is the ring of a cerebral particle, the effect of a momentary impulse sent along a nerve-fibre.

    Hume | T.H. Huxley
  • One and the same nerve-fibre always reacts in a precisely similar way, whatever the nature of the stimulus.

    Illusions | James Sully