neuristor

[ noo-ris-ter, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɪs tər, nyʊ- /

noun

a microelectronic fiberlike device used in information processing.

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Origin of neuristor

1955–60; neur- + -istor, as in transistor; so named because it acts like a nerve fiber
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Scientific definitions for neuristor

neuristor
[ nu-rĭstər ]

An electronic component that processes electrical signals in a manner modeling the behavior of neurons.
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