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brain cell

noun, Anatomy
a neuron in the brain. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The top-heavy youth closed his magazine and unlocked a brain-cell.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • A bone-cell cannot receive an impression, nor originate an idea, any more than a brain-cell can secrete bile.

    Embryology Gerald R. Leighton
  • brain-cell discharges will hardly account for the phenomena of clairaudience.

    Second Sight Sepharial
  • It is worse than no use to think of what one is writing; that wakes one up, goads every brain-cell into unwholesome activity.

    Dangerous Ages Rose Macaulay
  • I use this word, not to be found in my dictionaries, as expressing the brain-cell power corresponding to electricity.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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