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nerve trunk

noun, Anatomy
the main stem of a nerve.
Origin of nerve trunk
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When it presses on a nerve-trunk it causes pains and cramps.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The primary injuries include contusion, partial or complete division, and perforation of the nerve-trunk.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Cutting wounds may divide a nerve-trunk (a) partially, or (b) completely.

nerve-trunk in Medicine

nerve trunk n.
The main stem of a nerve, consisting of a bundle of nerve fibers bound together by a tough sheath of connective tissue.

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