corticipetal


corticipetal
Passing in a direction toward the outer surface; denoting nerve fibers conveying impulses toward the cerebral cortex. SYN: corticoafferent. [L. cortex, rind, bark, + peto, to seek]

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cor·ti·cip·e·tal -'sip-ət-əl adj originating without and passing to or toward the cerebral cortex <a \corticipetal nerve fiber>

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cor·ti·cip·e·tal (kor″tĭ-sipґə-təl) [cortic- + L. -petal] proceeding or conducting toward the cerebral cortex. Cf. afferent.

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  • corticipetal — cor·ti·cip·e·tal …   English syllables

  • corticipetal — adjective of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the cerebral cortex • Syn: ↑corticoafferent • Similar to: ↑afferent …   Useful english dictionary

  • corticoafferent — SYN: corticipetal. * * * cor·ti·co·af·fer·ent .kȯrt i kō af ə rənt, .er ənt adj CORTICIPETAL * * * cor·ti·co·af·fer·ent (kor″tĭ ko afґər ent) corticipetal …   Medical dictionary

  • corticoafferent — adjective of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the cerebral cortex • Syn: ↑corticipetal • Similar to: ↑afferent * * * |kȯrd.ə̇ˌkō+ adjective : corticipetal …   Useful english dictionary

  • corticoafferent — adj. (Med.) passing toward the cerebral cortex; of nerves and nerve impulses. Syn: corticipetal. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Afferent — Carrying toward. A vein is an afferent vessel since it carries blood toward from the heart. An afferent nerve carries impulses toward the central nervous system. The opposite of afferent is efferent. * * * Inflowing; conducting toward a center,… …   Medical dictionary

  • centripetal — 1. SYN: afferent. 2. Denoting the direction of the force pulling an object toward an axis of rotation. SYN: axipetal. [L. centrum, center, + peto, to seek] * * * cen·trip·e·tal sen trip ət əl adj passing inward (as from a sense organ to the brain …   Medical dictionary

  • -petal — Seeking; movement toward the part indicated by the main portion of the word. [L. peto, to seek, strive for] * * * [L. petere to seek] a word termination meaning directed or moving toward, the point of reference being indicated by the word stem to …   Medical dictionary

  • corticopetal — cor·ti·cop·e·tal (kor″tĭ kopґə təl) corticipetal …   Medical dictionary

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