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neuristor

[noo-ris-ter, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɪs tər, nyʊ-/
noun
1.
a microelectronic fiberlike device used in information processing.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; neur- + -istor, as in transistor; so named because it acts like a nerve fiber
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neuristor
  (n-rĭs'tər)   
An electronic component that processes electrical signals in a manner modeling the behavior of neurons.
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