nerve fiber

noun Anatomy, Physiology.
a process, axon, or dendrite of a nerve cell.

Origin:
1830–40

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

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nerve fiber  
See axon.
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Example sentences
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.
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