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nerve fiber

noun, Anatomy, Physiology
a process, axon, or dendrite of a nerve cell.
Origin of nerve fiber
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for nerve fiber
  • Each of these corpuscles is attached to and encloses the termination of a single nerve fiber.
  • Damage to the nerve fiber or entire nerve cell can make the nerve stop working.
  • In the other half the disease is localized, causing wedge-shaped abnormalities in the nerve fiber layers of the retina.
nerve fiber in Medicine

nerve fiber n.
A threadlike process of a neuron, especially the axon that conducts nerve impulses.

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nerve fiber in Science
nerve fiber  
See axon.
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