Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Conducted or conducting outwards or away from something (for nerves, the central nervous system; for blood vessels, the organ supplied)‘efferent neurons carry impulses outwards to the effector organs’The opposite of afferent
- ‘The axons of both classes of interneuron enter the brain via the ocellar nerve, which also carries the axons of efferent neurons.’
- ‘The opposite occurs when sympathetic impulses constrict efferent arterioles.’
- ‘Sacral nerves contain a mixture of autonomic and somatic fibers that send information in both afferent and efferent directions.’
- ‘During lung transplantation, both the afferent and efferent nerves that supply the lung are severed.’
- ‘Anterior or efferent nerve roots convey efferent impulses from the spinal cord to the body, and posterior nerve roots convey afferent or sensory input from skin regions to the spinal cord.’
An efferent nerve fibre or vessel.
Mid 19th century: from Latin efferent- carrying out, from the verb efferre, from ex- out + ferre carry.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.