a combining form meaning “nerve,” “nerves,” “nervous system,” used in the formation of compound words: neurology.
Also especially before a vowel, neur-.

Origin of neuro-

< Greek neuro-, combining form of neûron; akin to Latin nervus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for neuro

  • From this position they could command, with Murray's neuro, anyone who might seek to enter the ship.

    The Martian Cabal|Roman Frederick Starzl
  • The sliding forward door was drawn back, and a man was leaning out, neuro alert.

    The Martian Cabal|Roman Frederick Starzl
  • Sime, following him, his neuro hissing death from side to side, marveled at his ferocity.

    The Martian Cabal|Roman Frederick Starzl

British Dictionary definitions for neuro


before a vowel neur-

combining form

indicating a nerve or the nervous systemneuroblast; neurology

Word Origin for neuro-

from Greek neuron nerve; related to Latin nervus
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Medicine definitions for neuro



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