from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A special cortical cell supposed to be the seat of the memory-image of a sensation: opposed to sensory cell.


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  • "I will give thee a new name" flashed into his thoughts, as some memory-cell of boyhood discharged its little burden most opportunely and proceeded to refill itself.

    The Human Chord

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