efferent

[ef-er-uhnt] Anatomy, Physiology.
adjective
1.
conveying or conducting away from an organ or part (opposed to afferent ).
noun
2.
an efferent part, as a nerve or blood vessel.

Origin:
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

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efferent (ˈɛfərənt)
 
adj
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]
 
'efference
 
n
 
'efferently
 
adv

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efferent
1856, from L. efferentem, prp. of effere.
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efferent ef·fer·ent (ěf'ər-ənt)
adj.
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
It consists of minute and highly vascular villous processes, each with an afferent and an efferent vessel.
The cells of the anterior nuclei are smaller and are supposed to give off the sympathetic efferent axons.
All its efferent axons instead return inside the basal ganglia system.
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