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Definition of "nerve cell" [nerve cell]

  • See neuron. (noun)
  • The body of a neuron without its axon and dendrites. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nerve cell" in a sentence
  • "Dr.W. L. Worcester's microscopic examination showed rather unusual degrees of nerve cell pigmentation (precentral and paracentral)."
  • "Two of the cases showed cell-losses more marked in suprastellate layers; in the third there was universal nerve cell destruction, with active satellitosis caught in process."
  • "Dr.W. L. Worcester's microscopic examination showed acute nerve cell changes probably of the type of axonal reactions."