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motor neuron

noun, Cell Biology, Physiology
a nerve cell that conducts impulses to a muscle, gland, or other effector.
Also, motoneuron.
Origin of motor neuron
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for motor neuron
  • Previous studies suggest that these cells play an important role in the progression of the motor neuron degeneration.
  • Skin cells from a motor neuron disease patient were converted into stem cells, then into motor neurons.
  • For example, the same kinds of signals will be used to make bone as to make a motor neuron.
motor neuron in Medicine

motor neuron n.
A neuron that conveys impulses from the central nervous system to a muscle, gland, or other effector tissue.

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