[noor-uhl, nyoor-]
of or pertaining to a nerve or the nervous system.

1830–40; neur- + -al1

neurally, adverb
interneural, adjective
nonneural, adjective
postneural, adjective
preneural, adjective
subneural, adjective
unneural, adjective Unabridged
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neural (ˈnjʊərəl)
of or relating to a nerve or the nervous system

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Word Origin & History

"pertaining to a nerve or nerves," from Gk. neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + adj. suffix -al.
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Medical Dictionary

neural neu·ral (nur'əl, nyur'-)

  1. Of or relating to a nerve or the nervous system.

  2. Of, relating to, or located on the same side of the body as the spinal cord; dorsal.

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Science Dictionary
neural   (nr'əl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to the nerves or nervous system.
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Example sentences
The drug caused plaques to be removed from much of the neural tissue.
Some experiments seem to suggest that, by mental effort, people can change
  their neural patterns.
Our imagination is built, layer by layer, upon a foundation of neural
  connectivity that extends throughout our physical bodies.
If a lesion knocks out one ability but leaves another intact, it is evidence
  that they are wired into different neural circuits.
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