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neuro-

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

Origin of neuro-

< Greek neuro-, combining form of neûron; akin to Latin nervus
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Historical Examples

  • Sime, following him, his neuro hissing death from side to side, marveled at his ferocity.

    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

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

    The Martian Cabal

    Roman Frederick Starzl


British Dictionary definitions for neuro

neuro-

before a vowel neur-

combining form
  1. indicating a nerve or the nervous systemneuroblast; neurology
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Word Origin

from Greek neuron nerve; related to Latin nervus
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Word Origin and History for neuro

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).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

neuro in Medicine

neuro-

pref.
  1. Nerve:neuroblast.
  2. Neural:neuropathology.
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