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nerve cell

Origin of nerve cell
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is the signal "all is well," passed from one nerve cell to another.

  • Fig. 13 shows a nerve cell of a sparrow at the end of a day's activity and the same after the repose of a night.

    Disease and Its Causes

    William Thomas Councilman
  • The living protoplasm of the nerve cell has a gray color, so that wherever this shows we have what is commonly called gray matter.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • It is a general rule of the nervous system that no nerve cell extends without a break from any sense organ to any muscle fiber.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • A nerve impulse is a wave of electricity started and conducted by a nerve cell.

    A Thought For Tomorrow Robert E. Gilbert
  • The function of the nerve cell is to produce movement, or to preserve it, or to direct it; ii is material like the cells.

    The Mind and the Brain

    Alfred Binet
  • A most interesting body it proved, this nerve cell, or ganglion cell, as it came to be called.

  • In the modified view, the nerve cell retains its old position as the storehouse of nervous energy.

  • Every nerve cell has two functions, one connected with sensation or motion, and the other with growth.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
British Dictionary definitions for nerve cell

nerve cell

another name for neurone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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nerve cell in Medicine

nerve cell n.

  1. See neuron.

  2. The body of a neuron without its axon and dendrites.

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nerve cell in Science
nerve cell  
See neuron.
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