Definition of Neurite

1. Noun. (neuroanatomy) Any projection from the body of a neuron; either a dendrite or an axon ¹



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Definition of Neurite

1. an axon [n -S] - See also: axon

Medical Definition of Neurite

1. A process growing out of a neuron. As it is hard to distinguish a dendrite from an axon in culture, the term neurite is is used for both. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neurite

neurilemma
neurilemma cells
neurilemmal
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neurilemmoma
neurilemoma
neurility
neurimotility
neurimotor
neurine
neurines
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neuro-central
neuro-cybernetics
neuro-epidermal

Literary usage of Neurite

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Neurite extension is a fundamental property of neuronal cells in vitro and depends upon ... Although time-consuming, quantitation of neurite outgrowth is a ..."

2. Principles of Physiological Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1904)
"substances, which envelope the original neurite as it proceeds on its way. The constant constituent of a nerve-fibre, as follows at once from its mode of ..."

3. Elementary Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene: For Higher Grammar Grades by Winfield Scott Hall (1911)
"One of the extensions of the cell is called a neurite. It is the neurite which carries the message away, and under no circumstances can the neurite bring ..."

4. The Nervous System of Vertebrates by John Black Johnston (1906)
"Probably in most cells in the central nervous system, however, and in the unipolar spinal ganglion cells the neurite arises from a dendrite at a longer or ..."

5. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"For example, an irritation in the nasal epithelium passes via a neurite, or from cell to cell to a neurite whose fine arborizations enter a ..."

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