neurofibril

noun
neu·​ro·​fi·​bril | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈfī-brəl How to pronounce neurofibril (audio) , -ˈfi-, ˌnyu̇r- How to pronounce neurofibril (audio) \

Definition of neurofibril

: a fine proteinaceous fibril that is found in cytoplasm (as of a neuron or a paramecium) and is capable of conducting excitation

Other Words from neurofibril

neurofibrillary \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˈfī-​brə-​ˌler-​ē How to pronounce neurofibril (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of neurofibril

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neurofibril

borrowed from German Neurofibrille, from neuro- neuro- + Fibrille fibril

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The first known use of neurofibril was in 1898

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“Neurofibril.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurofibril. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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neurofibril

noun
neu·​ro·​fi·​bril | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈfīb-rəl How to pronounce neurofibril (audio) , -ˈfib- How to pronounce neurofibril (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurofibril

: a fine proteinaceous fibril that is found in cytoplasm (as of a neuron) and is capable of conducting excitation

Other Words from neurofibril

neurofibrillary \ -​rə-​ˌler-​ē How to pronounce neurofibril (audio) \ also neurofibrillar \ -​rə-​lər How to pronounce neurofibril (audio) \ adjective

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