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efferent

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin efferēns, present active participle of efferō (bring or carry out), from ē (out of), short form of ex, + ferō (carry, bear).

AdjectiveEdit

efferent (not comparable)

  1. Carrying away from.
    An efferent nerve carries impulses from the brain to the body.
  2. Carried outward.
    Efferent impulses are those conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards.

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NounEdit

efferent (plural efferents)

  1. A duct or stream that carries away.

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VerbEdit

efferent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of efferō