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A threadlike process of a neuron, especially the prolonged axon that conducts nerve impulses.
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an axon or dendrite of a neuron.
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a neuron’s axon
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|Noun||1.||nerve fiber - a threadlike extension of a nerve cell|
fibre, fiber - any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
effector - a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
dendrite - short fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron
afferent fiber, sensory fiber - a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system
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