Definition of Renshaw cell in English:

Renshaw cell

noun

Physiology
  • An interneuron in the spinal cord that receives impulses from recurrent collateral branches of the axon of a motor neuron and acts chiefly to inhibit that and adjacent motor neurons.

Origin

1950s. From the name of Birdsey Renshaw, U.S. neuroscientist + cell.

Pronunciation

Renshaw cell

/ˈrɛnʃɔː ˌsɛl/