a fiber

Medical Dictionary

A fiber n.
Any of the myelinated nerve fibers in somatic nerves, measuring 1 to 22 microns in diameter, conducting nerve impulses at a rate of 6 to 120 meters per second.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: a fat lot
Next Definition: a fielding huxley
Words Near: a fiber
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for a fiber
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing a fiber
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature