Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Efferent (Page: 472)

Ef"fe*rent (?), a. [L. efferens, -entis, p. pr. of effere to bear out; ex out + ferre to bear.] (Physiol.) (a) Conveying outward, or discharging; -- applied to certain blood vessels, lymphatics, nerves, etc. (b) Conveyed outward; as, efferent impulses, i. e., such as are conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards; -- opposed to afferent.


Efferent (Page: 472)

Ef"fe*rent (?), n. An efferent duct or stream.