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Pronunciation: af′ĕr-ĕnt

Definition: Inflowing; conducting toward a center, denoting certain arteries, veins, lymphatics, and nerves. Opposite of efferent.

Synonym(s): centripetal1, esodic

[L. afferens, fr. af-fero, to bring to]

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