WORD ORIGIN a combining form meaning “nerve,” “nerves,” “nervous system,” used in the formation of compound words: neurology.
especially before a vowel
Origin of neuro-
Greek neuro-, combining form of neûron; akin to Latin nervus
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British Dictionary definitions for neuro- neuro- before a vowel neur- combining form indicating a nerve or the nervous system neuroblast; neurology Word Origin for neuro-
neuron nerve; related to Latin nervus
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Word Origin and History for neuro-
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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pref. Nerve: neuroblast. Neural: neuropathology.
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