Neuron meaning

no͝or'ŏn', nyo͝or'-
The definition of a neuron is a basic nerve cell that builds the nervous system and transmits information throughout the body.

An example of a neuron is a cell that tells your body to react to pain.

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A similar impulse-conducting cell in invertebrates.
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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.
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The structural and functional unit of the nervous system, consisting of the nerve cell body and all its processes, including an axon and one or more dendrites.
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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.
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A similar impulse-conducting cell in invertebrates.
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A cell of the nervous system. Neurons typically consist of a cell body, which contains a nucleus and receives incoming nerve impulses, and an axon, which carries impulses away from the cell body.
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(cytology) A cell of the nervous system, which conducts nerve impulses; consisting of an axon and several dendrites. Neurons are connected by synapses.
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Title of a peer reviewed journal established in 1988 by publisher Cell Press.
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Origin of neuron

  • Greek sinew, string, nerve (s)neəu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek νεῦρον (neuron, “nerve").
    From Wiktionary