nerve fibre

Definitions of nerve fibre
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n a threadlike extension of a nerve cell

Synonyms:
nerve fiber
Types:
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medullated nerve fiber, myelinated nerve fiber
a nerve fiber encased in a sheath of myelin
effector
a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
axon, axone
long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
dendrite
short fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron
efferent fiber, motor fiber
a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands
afferent fiber, sensory fiber
a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system
Type of:
fiber, fibre
any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
fiber, fibre
a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

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