mixed nerve

noun Anatomy.
a nerve composed of both sensory and motor fibers.

Origin:
1875–80

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

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The vagus nerve is a mixed nerve carrying both somatic and visceral afferent and efferent signals.
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