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neu·ron

also  neu*rone  n :  one of the cells that constitute nervous tissue, that have the property of transmitting and receiving nervous impulses, and that are composed of somewhat reddish or grayish protoplasm with a large nucleus containing a conspicuous nucleolus, irregular cytoplasmic granules, and cytoplasmic processes which are highly differentiated frequently as multiple dendrites or usu. as solitary axons and which conduct impulses toward and away from the nerve cell body neu*ro*nal also  neu*ron*ic  adj 
 
   
 
Similar sounding terms:  neu·rine 

 
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