nerve trunk
noun Date: 1851 a bundle of nerve fibers enclosed in a connective tissue sheath

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  • nerve trunk — n a bundle of nerve fibers enclosed in a connective tissue sheath …   Medical dictionary

  • nerve trunk — noun : a bundle of nerve fibers enclosed in a connective tissue sheath * * * Anat. the main stem of a nerve. [1850 55] * * * nerve trunk, several nerve fibers bound together by a tough sheet of tissue. * * * n. Anatomy the main stem of a nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • nerve trunk — Anat. the main stem of a nerve. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • trunk — noun Etymology: Middle English trunke Anglo French trunc, trunke, from Latin truncus trunk, torso Date: 15th century 1. a. the main stem of a tree apart from limbs and roots called also bole b. (1) the human or animal body apart from the head and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nerve — Synonyms and related words: afferent neuron, animate, annoy, anxiety, aplomb, apprehension, assurance, assure, audacity, autonomic nervous system, axon, backbone, balance, balanced personality, balls, beef up, boldness, bolster, bottle, bottom,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Nerve to the subclavius — Nerve: Nerve to the subclavius Plan of brachial plexus. (Nerve to subclavius labeled at top center.) …   Wikipedia

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  • nerve of Hering — nerve of Her·ing her iŋ n a nerve that arises from the main trunk of the glossopharyngeal nerve and runs along the internal carotid artery to supply afferent fibers esp. to the baroreceptors of the carotid sinus Hering Heinrich Ewald (1866 1948)… …   Medical dictionary

  • trunk — [truŋk] n. [ME tronke < OFr tronc < L truncus, a stem, trunk < truncus, maimed, mutilated < IE * tronkus < base * trenk , to press together, crowd > THRONG] 1. the main stem of a tree 2. the body of a human being or animal, not… …   English World dictionary

  • Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …   Medical dictionary

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