(noun, adjective)


1. of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS

- efferent nerves and impulses

Similar word(s): centrifugal, motor, corticifugal, corticoefferent, corticofugal, neuromotor, motorial

Sentences with efferent as an adjective:

- An efferent nerve carries impulses from the brain to the body.

- Efferent impulses are those conveyed by the motor or efferent nerves from the central nervous organ outwards.


1. a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands

Definition categories: body, nerve