Definition of “neuron” - English Dictionary


“neuron” in English

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neuronnoun [ C ]

UK also neurone uk /ˈnjʊə.rɒn/ us /ˈnʊr.ɑːn/

Examples from literature

  • In fact, babies have twice as many neurons as adults. 
  • This means that when one type of behavior is repeated, like being sociable, that tells the brain to produce more neurons, helping someone do that behavior better. 
  • What’s more, doing something like playing a musical instrument will make the brain grow more neurons in the area being used. 

(Definition of “neuron” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“neuron” in American English

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neuronnoun [ C ]

us /ˈnʊr·ɑn/

biology (in animals and people) a type of cell that sends and receives messages within the brain and the nerves of the body

(Definition of “neuron” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)