HyperDic: nerve_fiber

English > 1 sense of the expression nerve fiber:
NOUNbodynerve fiber, nerve fibrea threadlike extension of a nerve cell
English > nerve fiber: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA threadlike extension of a nerve cell.
Synonymnerve fibre
Part ofnerve, nervusAny bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
Partsneurolemma, neurilemmaThin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber
Narroweraxon, axonelong nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
dendriteshort fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron
effectorA nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
medullated nerve fiber, myelinated nerve fiberA nerve fiber encased in a sheath of myelin
motor fiber, efferent fiberA nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands
sensory fiber, afferent fiberA nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system
Broaderfiber, fibreAny of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
fiber, fibreA slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
Spanishfibra nerviosa
Catalanfibra nerviosa

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