neuro-

neuro-

a combining form meaning “nerve,” “nerves,” “nervous system,” used in the formation of compound words: neurology.
Also, especially before a vowel, neur-.


Origin:
< Greek neuro-, combining form of neûron; akin to Latin nervus

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neuro- or (before a vowel) neur-
 
combining form
indicating a nerve or the nervous system: neuroblast; neurology
 
[from Greek neuron nerve; related to Latin nervus]
 
neur- or (before a vowel) neur-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek neuron nerve; related to Latin nervus]

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neuro-
Gk. neuro-, comb. form of neuron "nerve," originally "sinew, tendon, cord, bowstring," also "strength, vigor," from PIE *sneurom (cf. L. nervus; see nerve).
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neuro- or neur-
pref.

  1. Nerve: neuroblast.

  2. Neural: neuropathology.

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