sensory fiber

noun
a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system
Syn: ↑afferent fiber
Hypernyms: ↑nerve fiber, ↑nerve fibre
Part Holonyms: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent nerve, ↑afferent

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