- a combining form meaning “nerve,” “nerves,” “nervous system,” used in the formation of compound words: neurology.
Origin of neuro-
Examples from the Web for neuro
Sime, following him, his neuro hissing death from side to side, marveled at his ferocity.
The sliding forward door was drawn back, and a man was leaning out, neuro alert.
From this position they could command, with Murray's neuro, anyone who might seek to enter the ship.
before a vowel neur-
- indicating a nerve or the nervous systemneuroblast; neurology
Word Origin and History for neuro
before vowels neur-, word-forming element meaning "pertaining to a nerve or nerves or the nervous system," from Greek neuro-, comb. form of neuron "nerve," originally "sinew, tendon, cord, bowstring," also "strength, vigor," from PIE *(s)neu- "tendon, sinew" (see nerve).