neuro-


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

Nearby words

  1. neurinoma,
  2. neuristor,
  3. neuritic,
  4. neuritic plaque,
  5. neuritis,
  6. neuro-oncology,
  7. neuro-oncology surgery,
  8. neuro-ophthalmology,
  9. neuro-otology,
  10. 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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