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noun Cell Biology, Physiology.

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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Medical definitions for motor neuron

motor neuron

n.

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