Neuron Definition

no͝orŏn, nyo͝or-
neurons
noun
neurons
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.
Webster's New World
A similar impulse-conducting cell in invertebrates.
American Heritage Medicine
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pronoun

Title of a peer reviewed journal established in 1988 by publisher Cell Press.

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Other Word Forms of Neuron

Noun

Singular:
neuron
Plural:
neurons

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

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