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mixed nerve

noun, Anatomy
a nerve composed of both sensory and motor fibers.
Origin of mixed nerve
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The vagus nerve is a mixed nerve carrying both somatic and visceral afferent and efferent signals.
mixed nerve in Medicine

mixed nerve n.
A nerve that contains both sensory and motor fibers.

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