cereˈbrifugal, a.
[f. as prec. + L. -fug-us fleeing + -al1.]
An epithet of nerve-fibres which run from the brain to the spinal cord, and convey cerebral impulses outward.
So cereˈbripetal a., epithet of the nerve fibres which run in the opposite direction, and convey sensations from the outer parts to the brain.
Syd. Soc. Lex.

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  • Cerebrifugal — Cer e*brif u*gal, a. [Cerebrum + L. fugere to flee.] (Physiol.) Applied to those nerve fibers which go from the brain to the spinal cord, and so transfer cerebral impulses (centrifugal impressions) outwards. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cerebrifugal — cer·e·brif·u·gal (ser″ə brifґu gəl) [cerebri + fugal2] conducting or proceeding away from the brain, or cerebrum …   Medical dictionary

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