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motor neuron

noun Cell Biology, Physiology.
  1. a nerve cell that conducts impulses to a muscle, gland, or other effector.
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Origin of motor neuron

First recorded in 1895–1900
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motor neuron in Medicine

motor neuron

  1. A neuron that conveys impulses from the central nervous system to a muscle, gland, or other effector tissue.
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