efferent








adjective

  1. conveying or conducting away from an organ or part (opposed to afferent).

noun

  1. an efferent part, as a nerve or blood vessel.

adjective

  1. carrying or conducting outwards from a part or an organ of the body, esp from the brain or spinal cordCompare afferent
adj.

1827, from Latin efferentem (nominative efferens), present participle of effere “to carry out or away, bring forth,” from ef- (see ex-) + ferre “to bear, carry” (see infer).

adj.

  1. Directed away from a central organ or section.

n.

  1. An efferent organ or body part, such as a blood vessel.

  1. Carrying motor impulses away from a central organ or part, as a nerve that conducts impulses from the central nervous system to the periphery of the body. Compare afferent.

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