Definition of neural in English:


Line breaks: neur¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈnjʊər(ə)l


  • Relating to a nerve or the nervous system: patterns of neural activity
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    • 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.



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  • 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.

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