Definition of neuron noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnjʊərɒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʊrɑːn//
(also neurone
BrE BrE//ˈnjʊərəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʊroʊn//
especially in British English
(biology) Cell biology
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a cell that carries information within the brain and between the brain and other parts of the body; a nerve cell see also motor neurone disease See related entries: Cell biology Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Greek neuron, special use of the literal sense ‘sinew, tendon’. See nerve.
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