[in-ter-noo r-on, -nyoo r-]
Origin of interneuron
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- physiol any neuron that connects afferent and efferent neurons in a reflex arcAlso called: internuncial neuron
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Word Origin and History for interneuron
1939, from internuncial + neuron.
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- A nerve cell found entirely within the central nervous system that acts as a link between sensory neurons and motor neurons.
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