neurofibril
noun Etymology: New Latin neurofibrilla, from neur- + fibrilla fibril Date: 1898 a fine proteinaceous fibril that is found in cytoplasm (as of a neuron or a paramecium) and is capable of conducting excitation • neurofibrillary adjective

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  • neurofibril — [noor΄ōfī′brəl, nyoor΄fī′brəl] n. a fibril comprising part of a nerve cell neurofibrillary [no͞o΄rō fī′bril er ē, nyo͞o΄rōfī′brə ler΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

  • neurofibril — neurofibrillar, neurofibrillary, adj. /noor euh fuy breuhl, fib reuhl, nyoor /, n. Anat. a fibril of a nerve cell. [1895 1900; NEURO + FIBRIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • neurofibril — noun Any of a group of microscopic fibrils through the body of a neuron that extend into the axon and dendrites …   Wiktionary

  • neurofibril — A filamentous structure seen with the light microscope in the nerve cell s body, dendrites, axon, and sometimes synaptic endings, as aggregations of much finer ultramicroscopic elements, the neurofilaments and microtubules; their functional… …   Medical dictionary

  • neurofibril — n. fibril of a nerve cell (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neurofibril — [ˌnjʊərə(ʊ) fʌɪbrɪl] noun Anatomy a fibril in the cytoplasm of a nerve cell. Derivatives neurofibrillary adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • neurofibril — neu·ro·fibril …   English syllables

  • neurofibril — n. one of the microscopic threads of cytoplasm found in the cell body of a neurone and also in the axoplasm of peripheral nerves …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • neurofibril — neu•ro•fi•bril [[t]ˌnʊər əˈfaɪ brəl, ˈfɪb rəl, ˌnyʊər [/t]] n. anat. a fibril of a nerve cell • Etymology: 1895–1900 neu ro•fi′bril•lar, neu ro•fi′bril•lar′y, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • neurofibril — /njurəˈfaɪbrəl/ (say nyoohruh fuybruhl) noun one of many thread like processes found in the cytoplasm of nerve cells. –neurofibrilar, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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