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tr.v. inner·vated, inner·vating, inner·vates
1. To supply (an organ or a body part) with nerves.
2. To stimulate (a nerve, muscle, or body part) to action.
in′ner·va′tion·al (-vā′shə-nəl) adj.
Etymology: L, in + nervus
to supply a body part or organ with nerves or nervous stimuli.
innervate(ĭn-nĕr′vāt) (ĭn′ĕr-vāt) [″ + nervus, nerve]
1. To send axons to synapse with another structure (as in, “a motor nerve innervates a muscle”).
2. To send axons to receive signals from a structure (as in, “a sensory nerve innervates the skin”).
- to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part).
- to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses.