delta fibre

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A small-diameter, thinly myelinated type of afferent nerve fibre with low conduction velocity, such as any of the afferent fibres from certain pain, temperature, and touch receptors. US delta fiber. Also written δ fibre. Compare alpha fibre, Ia fibre, Ib fibre, II fibre, C fibre, gamma fibre. [From delta (δ) the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet]

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