Adjective "neurone" definition and examples

(Neurone may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnjʊərɒn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A specialized cell transmitting nerve impulses; a nerve cell.
  1. 'It is made up from millions of nerve cells called neurones that control your body's functions, senses and thoughts.'
  2. 'It is possible to isolate a multipotent stem cell from neural crest that can give rise to neurons, glia, and smooth muscle.'

More definitions

1. Cell Biology. a specialized, impulse-conducting cell that is the functional unit of the nervous system, consisting of the cell body and its processes, the axon and dendrites.

More examples(as adjective)

"degenerations can be neurone."

Origin

(neuron)Late 19th century: from Greek neuron, special use of the literal sense ‘sinew, tendon’. See nerve.