nerve cell

noun

Origin:
1855–60

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nerve cell
 
n
another name for neurone

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nerve cell n.

  1. See neuron.

  2. The body of a neuron without its axon and dendrites.

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nerve cell  
See neuron.
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Example sentences
Scientists still don't understand what purpose the nerve cell activity serves
  so early in development.
Shortly after that, the cells started to produce nerve cell-coating myelin.
The relevant nerve cell is selected by specially designed software and is cut
  by the laser.
Its researchers have turned them into a type of cell that produces the
  insulating sheath around a nerve cell.
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