neurine


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neurine

(ˈnjʊəriːn)
n
1. (Biochemistry) a poisonous organic alkaloid, CH2=CHN(CH3)3OH, once thought to be identical with choline
2. (Biology) histology obsolete the substance formerly thought to constitute nerve tissue
adj
(Biology) histology obsolete neural
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the student of nature will demand to be shown somewhere within it, embedded in neurine and fed with warm arterial blood under proper pressure, a convolution of ganglionic globules and nerve tubes proportioned in size to the faculties of such a mind.