Definition of neural in English:



  • Relating to a nerve or the nervous system.

    ‘patterns of neural activity’
    • ‘Our learning is the result of continued activity along neural pathways via the senses.’
    • ‘When this occurs due to cold saline irrigation, it appears to have no association to neural trauma.’
    • ‘When playing the ultimatum game, be aware that there's a neural basis to economic decision making.’
    • ‘Because of the neural link between sensory perception and motor activity, the ego controls voluntary movement.’
    • ‘To record neural activity, we open the animal and expose part of its nervous system.’
    • ‘He is working on a project with a novel approach to track neural stem cells in vivo.’
    • ‘I want to erase this movie from my neural synapses so that no thought of it ever occurs to me again.’
    • ‘By this method, the path of a neural tract can be traced from its origin to its termination.’
    • ‘Obesity causes neural cell loss in the temporal lobe and is a risk factor for dementia.’
    • ‘This disclosure is thought to unblock neural pathways by releasing stored information.’
    • ‘Sensory nerve endings in this ligament detect the loading and produce neural signals proportionate to the load.’
    • ‘It seems to be a translation of Pavlovian conditioning into neural terms.’
    • ‘This, he says, will be the study of the neural basis of artistic creativity and achievement.’
    • ‘They got cells to mature into what resembled cartilage, liver, and neural tissues.’
    • ‘The entire neural spine and arch of the first two vertebrae of this series are exposed.’
    • ‘It was an unusual sort of false inference, for most of them are about causes of things, not neural pathways.’
    • ‘The neural transmitter couldn't be removed without severing the spinal cord.’
    • ‘He just assumes that a computer cannot be as subtle or as conscious as the hundreds of neural regions we call the human brain.’
    • ‘Discography is an invasive test that has an inherent risk of infection and neural injury.’
    • ‘Melanocytes derive from cells of the neural crest and can migrate throughout the body.’
    neurological, neural, neuro-
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Mid 19th century: from Greek neuron in the sense nerve + -al.