v. [L. in, in; nervus, tendon]
To supply nerves to an organ or part.

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  • Innervate — In*ner vate ([i^]n*n[ e]r v[=a]t), v. t. [See {Innerve}.] (Anat.) To supply with nerves; as, the heart is innervated by pneumogastric and sympathetic branches. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • innervate — (v.) 1870, from IN (Cf. in ) (2) in + L. nervus (see NERVE (Cf. nerve)) + ATE (Cf. ate). Probably rather a back formation from innervation (1832). Related: Innervated. Innervation in psychology is from 1880 …   Etymology dictionary

  • innervate — [i nʉr′vāt΄, in′ər vāt΄] vt. innervated, innervating [< IN 1 + NERVE + ATE1] Med. 1. to supply (a part of the body) with nerves 2. to stimulate (a nerve, muscle, etc.) to movement or action innervation …   English World dictionary

  • innervate — transitive verb ( vated; vating) Date: 1870 to supply with nerves • innervation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • innervate — /i nerr vayt, in euhr vayt /, v.t., innervated, innervating. 1. to communicate nervous energy to; stimulate through nerves. 2. to furnish with nerves; grow nerves into. [1865 70; IN 2 + NERVE + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • innervate — verb a) To supply (part of the body) with nerves b) To stimulate a nerve (or other part of the body) into action …   Wiktionary

  • innervate — in·ner·vate in ər .vāt, in (.)ər vt, vat·ed; vat·ing 1) to supply with nerves 2) to arouse or stimulate (a nerve or an organ) to activity …   Medical dictionary

  • innervate — in·ner·vate || ɪ nÉœrveɪt / ɪnɜːv v. stimulate by nervous energy; supply with nerves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • innervate — [ ɪnəveɪt, ɪ nə:veɪt] verb Anatomy & Zoology supply (an organ or other body part) with nerves. Derivatives innervation noun Origin C19: from in 2 + nerve + ate3 …   English new terms dictionary

  • innervate — in·ner·vate …   English syllables

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