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neural Syllabification: neu·ral
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͝orəl/

Definition of neural in English:


Of or relating to a nerve or the nervous system: patterns of neural activity
More example sentences
  • Sensory nerve endings in this ligament detect the loading and produce neural signals proportionate to the load.
  • Melanocytes derive from cells of the neural crest and can migrate throughout the body.
  • By this method, the path of a neural tract can be traced from its origin to its termination.


Example sentences
  • Previous studies have suggested that cardiac damage after a stroke is neurally mediated through abnormal autonomic discharges.
  • Papillae were lined by predominantly glial cells, with intervening areas occupied by neurally differentiated cells.
  • This response is thought to be neurally mediated by impulses originating from the muscle spindles in the exercising muscles, tendons, and proprioceptors in the joints.


Mid 19th century: from Greek neuron in the sense 'nerve' + -al.

Words that rhyme with neural

crural, jural, mural, plural, rural
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