Definition of Neural

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the nervous system. "Neural disorder"

Exact synonyms: Nervous
Derivative terms: Nerve
Partainyms: Nervous System, Nervous System

2. Adjective. Of or relating to neurons. "Neural network"
Exact synonyms: Neuronal, Neuronic
Partainyms: Neuron, Neuron, Neuron
Derivative terms: Neuron, Neuron, Neuron

Definition of Neural

1. a. relating to the nerves or nervous system; taining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the neural, or cerebro-spinal, axis; -- opposed to hemal. As applied to vertebrates, neural is the same as dorsal; as applied to invertebrates it is usually the same as ventral. Cf. Hemal.

Definition of Neural

1. Adjective. (biology) Of, or relating to the nerves, neurons or the nervous system. ¹

2. Adjective. (computing) Modelled on the arrangement of neurons in the brain. ¹

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Definition of Neural

1. pertaining to the nervous system [adj] : NEURALLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Neural

1. 1. Pertaining to a nerve or to the nerves. 2. Situated in the region of the spinal axis, as the neutral arch. Origin: L. Neuralis, Gr. Neuron = nerve This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neural

neural (current term)
neural arch
neural axis
neural canal
neural canals
neural cell adhesion molecule
neural crest
neural crest syndrome
neural cyst
neural factor
neural fold
neural folds
neural ganglion
neural groove
neural induction

Literary usage of Neural

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1. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"CHAPTER II THE neural TUBE AND ITS DERIVATIVES Infolding of the neural Tube. ... By the infolding of this neural plate there is formed the neural groove, ..."

2. The Early Embryology of the Chick by Bradley Merrill Patten (1920)
"The Formation of the neural Groove.—The neural plate in chicks of 18 hours was seen as a flat, thickened area of the ectoderm. In embryos of 21 to 22 hours ..."

3. A Laboratory Manual and Text-book of Embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1915)
"The Differentiation of the neural Tube.—The cells of the neural tube differentiate ... The wall of the neural tube, consisting at first of a single layer of ..."

4. Psychology; an Introductory Study of the Structure and Function of Human by James Rowland Angell (1908)
"CHAPTER III MIND, neural ACTION AND HABIT It will greatly facilitate our subsequent understanding of the operations of consciousness if we pause to examine ..."

5. Profiting from Chaos: Using Chaos Theory for Market Timing, Stock Selection by Tonis Vaga (1994)
"For example, the neural network tries to calculate how the price of a stock ... neural networks are a relatively new technology within the broad realm of ..."

6. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"There are narrow flat bones which I suppose to be neural spines which are ... Half nearly perfect neural spine 54 mm. in height with the sides of the apex ..."

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