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 (no͝or′ōn′, nyo͝or′-)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of neuron.
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(ˈnjʊərəʊn) or


(Anatomy) a specialized cell that conducts nerve impulses: consists of a cell body, axon, and dendrites. Also called: nerve cell
neuˈronal adj
neuronic adj
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Watson, "Identification of proopiomelanocortin neurones in rat hypothalamus by in situ cDNA-mRNA hybridization," Nature, vol.
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