[ noor-uh-fahy-bruhl, -fib-ruhl, nyoor- ]
/ ˌnʊər əˈfaɪ brəl, -ˈfɪb rəl, ˌnyʊər- /

noun Anatomy.

a fibril of a nerve cell.

Origin of neurofibril

First recorded in 1895–1900; neuro- + fibril

OTHER WORDS FROM neurofibril

neu·ro·fi·bril·lar, neu·ro·fi·bril·lar·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for neurofibril

/ (ˌnjʊərəʊˈfaɪbrɪl) /


any of the delicate threads within the body of a nerve cell that extend into the axon and dendrites

Derived forms of neurofibril

neurofibrilar, neurofibrillar or neurofibrillary, adjective
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Medical definitions for neurofibril

[ nur′ə-fībrəl, -fĭbrəl ]


Any of the long, thin, microscopic fibrils that run through the body of a neuron and extend into the axon and dendrites, giving the neuron support and shape.

Other words from neurofibril

neu′ro•fibril•lar (-brə-lər) adj.
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