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Pronunciation: nu'ral


  1. Relating to any structure composed of nerve cells or their processes, or that on further development will evolve into nerve cells.
  2. Referring to the dorsal side of the vertebral bodies or their precursors, where the spinal cord is located, as opposed to hemal (2).

[G. neuron, nerve]

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