See also: Neuron
- (cytology) A cell of the nervous system, which conducts nerve impulses; consisting of an axon and several dendrites. Neurons are connected by synapses.
2013 August 3, “The machine of a new soul”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
- The yawning gap in neuroscientists’ understanding of their topic is in the intermediate scale of the brain’s anatomy. Science has a passable knowledge of how individual nerve cells, known as neurons, work. It also knows which visible lobes and ganglia of the brain do what. But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure.
a cell of the nervous system
- neuron in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- neuron in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- neuron at OneLook Dictionary Search
Inflection of neuron
neuron m inan
declension of neuron
neùrōn m (Cyrillic spelling неу̀ро̄н)