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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See neuron.
  • n. The body of a neuron without its axon and dendrites.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cell of the nervous system which conducts nerve impulses; a neuron.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a neuron, one of the nucleated cells with which nerve fibers are connected; a ganglion cell is one type of nerve cell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any cell constituting part of the nervous system.
  • n. More particularly, one of the essential cells of the nervous centers, forming, in its entirety or in part, the parts along which the nervous impulses are propagated and distributed in the activity of such centers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses

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