interneuron

[ in-ter-noor-on, -nyoor- ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈnʊər ɒn, -ˈnyʊər- /

noun Cell Biology.

any neuron having its cell body, axon, and dendrites entirely within the central nervous system, especially one that conveys impulses between a motor neuron and a sensory neuron.

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Origin of interneuron

First recorded in 1935–40; inter- + neuron

OTHER WORDS FROM interneuron

in·ter·neu·ro·nal [in-ter-noor-uh-nl, -nyoor-, -noo-rohn-l, -nyoo-], /ˌɪn tərˈnʊər ə nl, -ˈnyʊər-, -nʊˈroʊn l, -nyʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interneuron

interneuron
/ (ˌɪntəˈnjʊərɒn) /

noun

physiol any neuron that connects afferent and efferent neurons in a reflex arcAlso called: internuncial neuron
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Medical definitions for interneuron

interneuron
[ ĭn′tər-nurŏn′ ]

n.

A nerve cell found entirely within the central nervous system that acts as a link between sensory neurons and motor neurons.

Other words from interneuron

in′ter•neuro•nal (-nurə-nəl, -nu-rō-) adj.
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