centrifugal nerve

centrifugal nerve
efferent n.

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  • Centrifugal — Cen*trif u*gal, a. [L. centrum center + fugere to flee.] 1. Tending, or causing, to recede from the center. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster. (b) Having the radicle turned… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centrifugal force — Centrifugal Cen*trif u*gal, a. [L. centrum center + fugere to flee.] 1. Tending, or causing, to recede from the center. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster. (b) Having the radicle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centrifugal impression — Centrifugal Cen*trif u*gal, a. [L. centrum center + fugere to flee.] 1. Tending, or causing, to recede from the center. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster. (b) Having the radicle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centrifugal machine — Centrifugal Cen*trif u*gal, a. [L. centrum center + fugere to flee.] 1. Tending, or causing, to recede from the center. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster. (b) Having the radicle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centrifugal pump — Centrifugal Cen*trif u*gal, a. [L. centrum center + fugere to flee.] 1. Tending, or causing, to recede from the center. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster. (b) Having the radicle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …   Medical dictionary

  • centrifugal — adj. [Gr. kentron, center; L. fugare, to flee] 1. Turning from or being thrown away from the center. 2. Moving toward the periphery, as nerve impluses …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • centrifugal — 1. Denoting the direction of the force pulling an object outward (away) from an axis of rotation. 2. Sometimes, by analogy, extended to describe any movement away from a center. Cf.:eccentric (2). [L. centrum, center, + fugio, to flee] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • centrifugal current — an electric current in the body with the positive pole near the nerve center and the negative at the periphery; called also descending c …   Medical dictionary

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