• (America) IPA: /ˈn(j)ʊɹɑn/, /ˈn(j)uɹɑn/, /ˈn(j)ɝɑn/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈnjʊəɹɒn/
  • (Canada) IPA: /ˈnjəɹɑn/

neuron (plural neurons)

  1. (cytology) A cell of the nervous system, which conducts nerve impulses; consisting of an axon and several dendrites. Neurons are connected by synapses.
  2. (zoology) A nervure of an insect's wing.
  3. (artificial intelligence) an artificial neuron mathematical function serving as an essential unit of an artificial neural network
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