An example of a neuron is a cell that tells your body to react to pain.
Origin of neuronModern Latin ; from Classical Greek neuron, nerve
- Any of the impulse-conducting cells that constitute the brain, spinal column, and nerves in vertebrates, consisting of a nucleated cell body with one or more dendrites and a single axon.
- A similar impulse-conducting cell in invertebrates. In both senses also called nerve cell.
Origin of neuronGreek, sinew, string, nerve; see (s)ne&schwa;u- in Indo-European roots.
- neu′ro·nal , neu·ron′ic
(plural neurons or neura)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek Î½Îµá¿¦ÏÎ¿Î½ (neuron, “nerve").