neural

[ noo r-uh l, nyoo r- ]
/ ˈnʊər əl, ˈnyʊər- /

adjective

of or relating to a nerve or the nervous system.

Nearby words

  1. neumatic,
  2. neume,
  3. neumünster,
  4. neupest,
  5. neur-,
  6. neural arch,
  7. neural chip,
  8. neural computer,
  9. neural crest,
  10. neural crest syndrome

Origin of neural

First recorded in 1830–40; neur- + -al1

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for non-neural

neural

/ (ˈnjʊərəl) /

adjective

of or relating to a nerve or the nervous system
Derived Formsneurally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for non-neural

neural

adj.

"pertaining to a nerve or nerves," 1830, from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + adjectival suffix -al (1). Related: Neurally.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for non-neural

neural

[ nurəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to a nerve or the nervous system.
Of, relating to, or located on the same side of the body as the spinal cord; dorsal.

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Science definitions for non-neural

neural

[ nurəl ]

Relating to the nerves or nervous system.
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