neurone


neurone

noun

  1. Cell Biology. a specialized, impulse-conducting cell that is the functional unit of the nervous system, consisting of the cell body and its processes, the axon and dendrites.

noun

  1. a specialized cell that conducts nerve impulses: consists of a cell body, axon, and dendritesAlso called: nerve cell

n.“a nerve cell with appendages,” 1891, from German Neuron, from Greek neuron (see neuro-). Used earlier (1884) for “the spinal cord and brain.” n.

  1. Any of the impulse-conducting cells that constitute the brain, spinal column, and nerves, consisting of a nucleated cell body with one or more dendrites and a single axon.nerve cell neurocyte

  1. 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. Also called nerve cell

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