Origin of nerve cell
First recorded in 1855–60
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Historical Examples of nerve cell
A nerve-cell from the outer rind of the great brain (cortex cerebri), much magnified.
Every fiber of him, every drop of blood, every minute nerve-cell was crying out against the execution.
In every nerve-cell there is memory, and not only so, but there is memory in every organic element of the body.
Body of a nerve-cell of the spinal cord, specially stained so as to show the minute structure.
A nerve-cell which thinks remembers thought—a nerve-cell which causes motion remembers motion.
British Dictionary definitions for nerve cell
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The body of a neuron without its axon and dendrites.
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