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effector (nerve fiber)

Definition:

a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland, and stimulates contraction or secretion

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Plural:

effectors

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

end-plate

Etymology:

Latin, a producer from effectus: see "effect"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

effector [physiology] | effecter

a nerve ending that terminates in a muscle or gland and provides neural stimulation causing contraction or secretion (18 of 273 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Wikipedia:

Effector [disambiguation]

may refer to: An actuator, in robotics | Effector (album), a music album by the Experimental Techno group Download | Effector cell, a type of lymphocyte in immunology | Effector (biology), a molecule that binds to a protein and thereby alters the... (39 of 101 words, 5 definitions)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

effector

A muscle, gland, or organ capable of responding to a stimulus, especially a nerve impulse. | A nerve ending that carries impulses to a muscle, gland, ... (25 of 81 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

effector

a bodily organ (as a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to stimulation | a molecule (as an inducer or a corepressor) that activates, ... (25 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

effector [specialized]

a body part or cell that reacts to a stimulus in a particular way, or a cell or substance in the body that produces an effect (26 of 47 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

effector | effectors [plural] | effecter | effecters [plural]

[biology] Any muscle, organ etc. that can respond to a stimulus from a nerve. | [biology] The part of a nerve that carries a stimulus to a muscle etc. | [biology] Any small molecule that effects the function of an enzyme by binding to an allosteric site. (45 of 46 words, 3 definitions)

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New World Dictionary:

effector

a muscle, gland, cell, etc. capable of responding to a stimulus, especially to a nerve impulse | that part of a nerve which transmits an impulse to an ... (27 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

effector | effecter [sense-specific]

a person or thing that effects. | [physiology] an organ or cell that carries out a response to a nerve impulse. | [biochemistry] a substance, as a ... (25 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

effector

Syllabification: (ef·fec·tor) | [biology] | an organ or cell that acts in response to a stimulus (14 of 35 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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effector [biology]

an organ or cell that acts in response to a stimulus (11 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

axon [anatomy] | nerve fibre [synonym]

portion of a nerve cell that carries nerve impulses away from the cell body. A neuron typically has one axon that connects it with other neurons or ... (27 of 88 words, 2 images)

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Encarta Dictionary:

effector | effectors [plural]

a body part, e.g. a muscle or organ, that is activated by a stimulus, particularly a nerve impulse | a substance, procedure, or agent that produces an ... (26 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology reference

New World Dictionary:

effector

Origin: Latin, a producer from effectus: see "effect"

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

effector [physiology] | effecter

Audio: British English pronunciation of "effector"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

effector [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "effector"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "effector"

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the Free Dictionary:

effector

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "effector"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "effector"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "effector" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

effector | effectors [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "effector"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

effector

Audio: North American pronunciation of "effector"

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YourDictionary Audio:

effector

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