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Pronunciation: in'ter-nun'se-al


  1. Indicating a neuron functionally interposed between two or more other neurons.
  2. Acting as a medium of communication between two organs.

Synonym(s): intercalary neuron

[L. internuntius (or -nuncius), a messenger between two parties, fr. inter, between, + nuncius, a messenger]

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