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[noo r-uh-fahy-bruh l, -fib-ruh l, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈfaɪ brəl, -ˈfɪb rəl, ˌnyʊər-/
noun, Anatomy.
a fibril of a nerve cell.
Origin of neurofibril
First recorded in 1895-1900; neuro- + fibril
Related forms
neurofibrillar, neurofibrillary, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for neurofibril


any of the delicate threads within the body of a nerve cell that extend into the axon and dendrites
Derived Forms
neurofibrilar, neurofibrillar, neurofibrillary, adjective
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neurofibril in Medicine

neurofibril neu·ro·fi·bril (nur'ə-fī'brəl, -fĭb'rəl, nyur'-)
Any of the long, thin, microscopic fibrils that run through the body of a neuron and extend into the axon and dendrites, giving the neuron support and shape.

neu'ro·fi'bril·lar (-brə-lər) adj.
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