efferent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj efferent of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS "efferent nerves and impulses"
    • n efferent a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Efferent An efferent duct or stream.
    • a Efferent (Physiol) Conveying outward, or discharging; -- applied to certain blood vessels, lymphatics, nerves, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • efferent Conveying outward or away; deferent: as, the efferent nerves, which convey a nervous impulse from the ganglionic center outward to the muscles or other active tissue. In the system of blood-vessels the arteries are the efferent vessels, conveying blood from the heart to all parts of the body, while the veins are the afferent vessels, bringing blood to the heart. In any gland or glandular system the vessel which takes up and carries off a secretion is efferent.
    • n efferent In anatomy and physiology, a vessel or nerve which conveys outward.
    • n efferent A river flowing from and bearing away the waters of a lake.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Efferent ef′e-rent conveying outward or away.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. efferens, -entis, p. pr. of effere, to bear out; ex, out + ferre, to bear

Usage

In literature:

Did he effer play at the Braemar gathering?
"Corporal Cameron" by Ralph Connor
Efferent vessels emerge from the plantar foraminae, follow the plantar fissures, and ascend within the basilar processes of the os pedis.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
He looked about the same as effer.
"Ashton-Kirk, Investigator" by John T. McIntyre
Efferent: carrying outward or away from the centre.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Though in sex not an 'E, I am (strange paradox) Not a bit of an 'Effer, but partly a Hox.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
No one effer goes there.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
He is one pad poy, as you ish de wust Injin dot effer vasn't.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Oh, yes; she is better as anybody I effer see.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
There are two divisions of nerves, the afferent and efferent.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The boy who had had to stay in a therapy chair all his life because his efferent nerves could not control his body.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In poetry:

“Let dose mountains fall and hide us”
Gry benighded odersiders,
Shame come round and woe betide us,
Und our fellow men deride us
If we effer yet can find oud
“Who’s dot Western Pull-it-in?”
"Who’s Dot Pulleteen?" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Crazy religious effers are typically an excellent source of accurate info, straight up.
For those of you Star Wars impaired that's the awesome little green effer who knows how to tear things up.
His family would disown him, making him efferent.
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