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mixed nerve

noun, Anatomy
1.
a nerve composed of both sensory and motor fibers.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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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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