|Compare efferent bringing or directing inwards to a part or an organ of the body, esp towards the brain or spinal cord|
|[C19: from Latin afferre to carry to, from ad- to + ferre to carry]|
afferent af·fer·ent (āf'ər-ənt)
Carrying inward to a central organ or section, as nerves that conduct impulses from the periphery of the body to the brain or spinal cord. n.
An afferent organ or body part, such as a blood vessel.