sensory nerve

noun
a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
Syn: ↑afferent nerve, ↑afferent
Derivationally related forms: ↑afferent (for: ↑afferent)
Hypernyms: ↑nerve, ↑nervus
Hyponyms: ↑dorsal root, ↑dorsal horn, ↑lemniscus, ↑fillet

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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