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Definition of "neurone" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of neuron. (noun)
  • A specialized cell that conducts nerve impulses: consists of a cell body, axon, and dendrites (noun)

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Use "neurone" in a sentence
  • "Physicist Stephen Hawking, the author of "A Brief History of Time" who is almost completely paralyzed by motor neurone disease, has been urgently admitted to hospital, Cambridge University said on Monday."
  • "Amid much controversy, another Dignitas death, also that of a motor neurone sufferer, an American computer scientist called Craig Ewert, was filmed on Sky in 2008."
  • "Next Monday, on BBC2, the writer Sir Terry Pratchett, 62, who is suffering from a rare form of Alzheimer's disease, and is a supporter of the right to assisted suicide, will present a documentary called Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, which follows the case of Peter Smedley, a man in his early 70s with motor neurone disease, a condition that will eventually make him unable to swallow or breathe."