one of a breed of toy dogs having a dense, wiry, red or gray coat with tufts of hair around the eyes, nose, and chin, cropped ears, and a docked tail.
a small wire-haired breed of dog of European origin, having tufts of hair on the muzzle
bringing to or leading toward an organ or part, as a nerve or arteriole (opposed to ). a nerve carrying a message toward the central nervous system. Historical Examples In some cases ligation of the afferent vessels has been successful. Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles The lesions of the arteriosclerotic kidney are […]
- Afferent fiber
afferent fiber afferent fiber n. Any of the nerve fibers that convey impulses to a ganglion or to a nerve center in the brain or spinal cord.
- Afferent nerve
afferent nerve afferent nerve n. A nerve conveying impulses from the periphery to the central nervous system. Also called centripetal nerve.
- Afferent vessel
afferent vessel afferent vessel n. An artery conveying blood to a part. A lymphatic vessel entering a lymph node. The arteriole that enters a renal glomerulus.