nerve fiber
noun Date: circa 1847 any of the processes (as axons or dendrites) of a neuron

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  • Nerve fiber — Latin neurofibra MeSH Nerve+Fibers Code TA A14.0.00.001 A nerve fiber is a threadlike extension of a nerve cell and consists of an axon …   Wikipedia

  • Nerve fiber — nerve erve (n[ e]rv), n. [OE. nerfe, F. nerf, L. nervus, akin to Gr. ney^ron sinew, nerve; cf. neyra string, bowstring; perh. akin to E. needle. Cf. {Neuralgia}.] 1. (Anat.) One of the whitish and elastic bundles of fibers, with the accompanying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nerve fiber — n. any of the threadlike elements, either dendrites or axons, making up a nerve …   English World dictionary

  • nerve fiber — n any of the processes (as an axon or a dendrite) of a neuron * * * neurofibra …   Medical dictionary

  • nerve fiber — noun a threadlike extension of a nerve cell • Syn: ↑nerve fibre • Hypernyms: ↑fiber, ↑fibre • Hyponyms: ↑medullated nerve fiber, ↑myelinated nerve fiber, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nerve fiber — nerve′ fi ber n. anat. zool. an axon or dendrite of a neuron • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • nerve fiber — Anat., Physiol. a process, axon, or dendrite of a nerve cell. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • nerve fiber — The dendrite or collateral branch of a neurocyte …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nerve fiber — noun An axon …   Wiktionary

  • Nerve fiber layer — Section of retina. (Stratum opticum labeled at right, second from the top.) …   Wikipedia

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