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neurofibril

[ noor-uh-fahy-bruhl, -fib-ruhl, nyoor- ]

noun

, Anatomy.
  1. a fibril of a nerve cell.


neurofibril

/ ˌnjʊərəʊˈfaɪbrɪl /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌneuroˈfibrilar, adjective

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Other Words From

  • neuro·fibril·lar neuro·fibril·lary adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of neurofibril1

First recorded in 1895–1900; neuro- + fibril

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