[ef-er-uhnt] Anatomy, Physiology.
conveying or conducting away from an organ or part (opposed to afferent ).
an efferent part, as a nerve or blood vessel.

1830–40; < Latin efferent- (stem of efferēns carrying off, present participle of efferre), equivalent to ef- ef- + ferent- carrying (fer- carry + -ent- -ent)

efference, noun
efferently, adverb

afferent, efferent.
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efferent (ˈɛfərənt)
Compare afferent carrying or conducting outwards from a part or an organ of the body, esp from the brain or spinal cord
[C19: from Latin efferre to bear off, from ferre to bear]

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Word Origin & History

1856, from L. efferentem, prp. of effere.
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efferent ef·fer·ent (ěf'ər-ənt)
Directed away from a central organ or section. n.
An efferent organ or body part, such as a blood vessel.

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efferent   (ěf'ər-ənt)  Pronunciation Key 
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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Example sentences for efference
The distinction between efference copy and corollary discharge is not always clear.
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