motor neuron

noun

Definition of motor neuron

  1. :  a neuron that passes from the central nervous system or a ganglion toward a muscle and conducts an impulse that causes movement —called also motoneuron

First Known Use of motor neuron

1898


Medical Dictionary

motor neuron

noun

Medical Definition of motor neuron

  1. :  a neuron that passes from the central nervous system or a ganglion toward or to a muscle and conducts a nerve impulse that causes movement—called also motoneuron; compare interneuron, sensory neuron


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