protoneuron

protoneuron

 [pro″to-noo´ron]
the first neuron in a peripheral reflex arc.
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pro·to·neu·ron

(prō'tō-nū'ron),
Hypothetic primordial neuron lacking polarization.
[proto- + G. neuron, nerve]
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protoneuron

(prō″tō-nū′rŏn) [″ + neuron, nerve]
The initial neuron in a reflex arc.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Experimental retracement of the origin of a protocell: it was also a protoneuron. Journal of Biological Physics, 20, 17-36.
New protoneurons, called neuroblasts, proliferate by dividing at the ventricular surfaces of the brain.