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nerve trunk

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noun Anatomy.
  1. the main stem of a nerve.
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Origin of nerve trunk

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for nerve trunk

Historical Examples

  • When it presses on a nerve-trunk it causes pains and cramps.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • Cutting wounds may divide a nerve-trunk (a) partially, or (b) completely.

  • The primary injuries include contusion, partial or complete division, and perforation of the nerve-trunk.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles


nerve trunk in Medicine

nerve trunk

n.
  1. The main stem of a nerve, consisting of a bundle of nerve fibers bound together by a tough sheath of connective tissue.
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