neuristor

neuristor

[noo-ris-ter, nyoo-]
noun
a microelectronic fiberlike device used in information processing.

Origin:
1955–60; neur- + -istor, as in transistor; so named because it acts like a nerve fiber

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neuristor   (n-rĭs'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
An electronic component that processes electrical signals in a manner modeling the behavior of neurons.
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