[ in-ter-noor-on, -nyoor- ]

nounCell Biology.
  1. 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.

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

Words Nearby interneuron Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use interneuron in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for interneuron


/ (ˌɪntəˈnjʊərɒn) /

  1. physiol any neuron that connects afferent and efferent neurons in a reflex arc: Also called: internuncial neuron

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