internuncial

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in·ter·nun·cial

 (ĭn′tər-nŭn′shəl)
adj.
Linking two neurons in a neuronal pathway.


in′ter·nun′cial·ly adv.
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internuncial

(ˌɪntəˈnʌnʃəl)
adj
1. (Physiology) physiol (esp of neurons) interconnecting. See internode
2. (Roman Catholic Church) of, relating to, or emanating from a papal internuncio
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in•ter•nun•cial

(ˌɪn tərˈnʌn ʃəl)

adj.
serving to connect sensory and motor nerve cells.
[1835–45; < Latin internūnti(us) intermediary + -al1]
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