nerve cell

noun
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of nerve cell

1 : a grayish or reddish granular cell with specialized processes that is the fundamental functional unit of nervous tissue transmitting and receiving nerve impulses : neuron
2 : cell body

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First Known Use of nerve cell

1840

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NERVE CELL Defined for Kids

nerve cell

noun

Definition of nerve cell for Students

: a cell of the nervous system with fibers that carry nerve impulses

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nerve cell

noun

medical Definition of nerve cell

1 : a grayish or reddish granular cell with specialized processes that is the fundamental functional unit of nervous tissue : neuron
2 : cell body

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