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neuro-


a combining form meaning “nerve,” “nerves,” “nervous system,” used in the formation of compound words: neurology.

Nearby words

neurinoma, neuristor, neuritic, neuritic plaque, neuritis, neuro-, neuro-oncology, neuro-oncology surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-otology, neuroanastomosis
Also especially before a vowel, neur-.

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 systemneuroblast; neurology

Word Origin for neuro-

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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Medicine definitions for neuro-

neuro-


pref.

Nerve:neuroblast.
Neural:neuropathology.
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