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Meaning of NEURON

Pronunciation:  'nûrân

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses

NEURON is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: nerve cell
 See Also: afferent neuron, axon, axone, brain cell, dendrite, efferent neuron, motoneuron, motor nerve fiber, motor neuron, nervous system, sensory neuron, somatic cell, systema nervosum



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Neu"ron\, n.; pl. {Neura}. [NL., from Gr. ney^ron
nerve.] (Anat.)
The brain and spinal cord; the cerebro-spinal axis;

Computing Dictionary

artificial neural network

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a cell specialized to conduct and generate electrical impulses and to carry information from one part of the brain to another.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A nerve cell; it receives and conducts electrical impulses from the brain. It consists of a cell body called the cyton, an axon, axon terminals, and dendrites.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: afferent neuron, autonomic nervous system, axon, brain, central nervous system, cerebral cortex, craniosacral nervous system, dendrite, effector organ, efferent neuron, ganglion, gray matter, internuncial neuron, medullary sheath, nerve, nerve trunk, nervous system, peripheral nervous system, plexus, sensorium, sensory area, sensory cell, solar plexus, spinal cord, synapse, thoracolumbar nervous system, white matter