motor neuron
noun Date: 1898 a neuron that passes from the central nervous system or a ganglion toward a muscle and conducts an impulse that causes movement — called also motoneuron

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  • motor neuron — n a neuron that passes from the central nervous system or a ganglion toward or to a muscle and conducts an impulse that causes movement called also motoneuron compare INTERNEURON, SENSORY NEURON * * * motoneuron …   Medical dictionary

  • motor neuron — n. a type of neuron that carries nerve impulses that activate a muscle, gland, etc …   English World dictionary

  • motor neuron — noun a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑efferent neuron, ↑motor nerve fiber, ↑motoneuron • Hypernyms: ↑nerve cell, ↑neuron • …   Useful english dictionary

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  • motor neuron — noun A neuron located in the central nervous system that projects its axon outside the CNS and directly or indirectly control muscles. Syn: motoneuron …   Wiktionary

  • motor neuron — Synonym for motoneuron …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • motor neuron — Cell Biol., Physiol. a nerve cell that conducts impulses to a muscle, gland, or other effector. Also, motoneuron. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • motor neuron — noun a nerve cell forming part of a pathway along which impulses pass from the brain or spinal cord to a muscle or gland …   English new terms dictionary

  • motor neuron — mo′tor neu ron or motoneuron n. phl a nerve cell that conducts impulses to a muscle, gland, or other effector • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

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