HyperDic: neuron

English > 1 sense of the word neuron:
NOUNbodyneuron, nerve cella cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
English > neuron: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.
Synonymnerve cell
Part ofnervous system, systema nervosumThe sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
Partsaxon, axonelong nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
dendriteshort fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron
Narrowerbrain cellA nerve cell in the brain
ganglion cell, gangliocyteA nerve cell whose body is outside the central nervous system
motor neuron, efferent neuron, motor nerve fiber, motoneuronA neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord
sensory neuron, afferent neuronA neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord
Broadersomatic cell, vegetative cellAny of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells
Spanishcélula nerviosa, células nerviosas, neurona
Catalancèl·lula nerviosa, neurona
Adjectivesneural, neuronal, neuronicof or relating to neurons

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